Rebecca has lived in the Susquehanna Valley for almost twenty years. She lives just down the road from a large fracking operation and below a hill where a 36-acre compressor station will be built. Her neighbors have sold to investors, and she has put her own house on the market. Her story, sadly, is not unusual.
     
Tammy and her husband bought their home two and a half years ago, only to have their water well erupt like a geyser when fracking began nearby. Tests showed their water contains toxic chemicals and the nearby swimming hole is off limits because of bubbling methane and contamination from chemical spills.
     
  Ray built his own house fifteen years ago and never had trouble with the water until the gas company began to drill across the street. His water is a yellowish brown, and contains a long list of toxic chemicals. His neighbors have the same problem; many have sold their houses to the gas company and moved away.   Fracking waste (water and sludge) can be highly radioactive, and once it's brought up out of the ground with the natural gas there is no way to get rid of it safely.
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