"N.J. Environmental Groups Against Drilling Along Delaware River"

"As if there wasn't enough to worry about in New Jersey's drinking water.

Environmental groups gathered along the Delaware River Wednesday to call on the Delaware River Basin Commission to protect the Delaware from toxic chemical contamination related to natural gas drilling. The Delaware River provides drinking water for approximately one-third of New Jerseyans.

The groups also released a new report, Toxic Chemicals on Tap: How Gas Drilling Threatens Drinking Water, that details over fifteen chemicals linked to cancer that are used by drillers. The report also features several cases where some of these same chemicals were found in ground water which supplies drinking water wells."

Andy Lagomarsino reports for Newsroom Jersey December 30, 2009.

Source: Newsroom Jersey, 12/31/2009