DEP: Methane In Water Not From Fracking

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FRANKLIN TOWNSHIP — The Department of Environmental Protection says natural gas drilling is not to blame for high levels of methane found in wells in Susquehanna County.

The state started investigating in 2011 after three families near Montrose complained of methane gas in their drinking water.

DEP determined that water taken from the homes is similar in makeup to samples taken from Salt Springs State Park about a mile away.

The state says the park in Susquehanna County is known for having naturally occurring methane.