Stoney Creek residents accept gas in water

Stoney Creek residents accept gas in water by CBC News, Aug 3, 2012
On Wednesday, NDP leader Dominic Cardy called for a moratorium on drilling in the Stoney Creek area near Moncton. He said a lab found well water that was contaminated with methane, diesel and barium, and that it was unsafe for drinking. … Joe Steeves said “pretty near everybody” in Stoney Creek has had some kind of issue with their water quality. The cattle farmer has lived in Stoney Creek for 40 years. “Well, there’s oil and gas in all the water here except the springs. There’s a few springs that don’t have oil and water in it. But everyone around here has a problem with gas and oil in their water,” Steeves said. Steeves said drilling has been in this community for about 100 years, so people just deal with it. … The NDP has said that the Stoney Creek family whose water shows high methane levels doesn’t want to talk publicly about it. The Department of Environment told CBC News it would look into the water issue.

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