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Causes of Water Contamination - Discover What We Can Do For You

Contact O'Malley & Langan, experienced Pennsylvania fracking attorneys who deliver results

Hydraulic fracking in Pennsylvania is linked to water contamination. This serious problem affects many homeowners in Northeastern Pennsylvania, especially in communities like Towanda, where hydraulic fracking drilling operations have rapidly expanded.

Knowing what to do about such a serious problem can be overwhelming. Fortunately, we can help. At O'Malley & Langan, our experienced Pennsylvania fracking attorneys know how to investigate these complicated claims, and we have the case results to prove it. Call (866) 326-0100 for a free consultation today. A delay may affect your rights, so act promptly.

What are common causes of water contamination caused by fracking?

Hydraulic fracking, or hydraulic fracturing, involves pumping water 10,000 feet underground to extract oil and gas trapped deep underground. The water used for fracking is mixed with hundreds of chemical additives. These chemicals include a long list of harmful materials, including but not limited to:

  • Lead
  • Uranium
  • Mercury
  • Hydrochloric acid
  • Formaldehyde
  • Methanol

When this water returns to the surface, some of the liquid may contain:

  • Heavy metals
  • Low-level radiation
  • Drilling chemicals
  • High levels of salt

What drilling companies don't want you to know about water contamination

Negligent drilling is another factor linked to water contamination. In some cases, water contamination problems can be traced back to drill rig workers who failed to operate a drill properly or did not perform the required maintenance to keep a drill operating in a safe, reliable manner. Drilling companies might provide excuses, but the bottom line is drilling companies have a responsibility to hire drill rig workers who know how to operate a drill safely and who do not put their co-workers or the public at risk.

Take a stand. Demand justice. Contact O'Malley & Langan today

Was your water contaminated because of fracking? We know you did nothing wrong. You shouldn't have to pay for someone else's mistakes. Demand the justice you rightfully deserve. Contact O'Malley & Langan and discover what we can do for you. We know how to win, and we have the case results to prove it.

"We're here for you when you need us most," attorney Todd O'Malley said. Call (866) 326-0100 and schedule a free case evaluation today. We work on a contingency fee basis. You only pay us if we win. Expect more. Contact us and schedule an appointment at our Towanda office or one of other locations in Northeastern Pennsylvania. We have offices in Scranton, Pittston and Towanda. We represent clients throughout the state. Some of the counties we serve include Lackawanna, Luzerne, Bradford, Schuykill, Lehigh, Monroe, Wyoming and Wayne.

O'Malley & Langan - case results matters here.

Office Locations



201 Franklin Avenue

Scranton, PA 18503

p. 570-344-2667



9 North Main Street

Pittston, PA 18640

p. 570-883-1321



213 Main Street

Towanda, PA 18848

p. 570-265-5800