Another World Water Day, another case of drinking water contamination in Pennsylvania

I can't really add anything to the tragic words in today's Altoona Mirror. The Smith family in Clearville, Pennsylvania has lost cows, a horse and a dog that exhibited unexplainable neurological symptoms before they died. The Smiths suffer from dental problems and headaches. Their drinking water has high levels of arsenic that they believe are related to nearby drilling.

The state's Department of Environmental Protection says that it has gotten "a number of complaints in the past year, year and a half regarding possible contamination of private drinking water wells from natural gas well drilling," in the Clearville area. The Smiths live near wells that have stopped producing natural gas and are now being used to store natural gas underground. They are suing Spectra Energy.