Hydraulic fracturing, or fracking, is a relatively new method of extracting natural gas from the Marcellus Shale formation in Pennsylvania. But the detrimental effects of fracking on the environment are already becoming apparent.
In a recent case in the Pittsburgh area, a family sued a mining company claiming their water supply had become polluted due to fracking in the area. The company paid the family $750,000 to settle the case and admitted no fault. This case highlights, however, the dangers of fracking and the impact fracking can have on the health and safety of families throughout Pennsylvania.
Experienced Pittsburgh Water Pollution Lawyers
If you believe your water has been contaminated as a result of fracking, there are options available to you. At Caroselli, Beachler & Coleman, L.L.C., we stand up for the rights of individuals and families who have been injured as a result of fracking water contamination. Since 1972, our attorneys have built a reputation for providing clients with the representation, advocacy and knowledgeable advice they need.
Fracking And Water Pollution
Dangerous chemicals are used in the fracking process. These include carcinogens such as acrylonitrile. At high enough levels, these chemicals can lead to cancer and cause other serious side effects.
In order to bring a claim against the mining company who contaminated your water, thorough case preparation and evidence collection is essential. Our attorneys are adept at investigating environmental contamination. We work with chemists, environmental specialists and other industry experts in order to understand the effects of fracking chemicals in the water supply. We will leverage every resource to help you hold the mining company accountable.
Contact Our Pennsylvania Lawyers About Your Water
To discuss your case and your options with an attorney at our firm, contact our law firm online or call us at 412-567-1232 or call toll free at 866-466-5789. From our offices in Pittsburgh and Philadelphia, we offer free initial consultations.