The well started leaking highly toxic fracking fluid into nearby Towanda Creek (noted for its trout fishing) and as a precaution, families living nearby were evacuated.
The fracking system for extracting natural gas from deep in shale rock formations, so far, is being studied in New York. Currently, it is not allowed in New York State, but is in many others around the nation.
The full story from the Elmira Star-Gazette can be read here:
A frack-up in Pennsylvania
|A natural gas well site owned by Chesapeake (Photo by AP)|