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EPA finds arsenic in Dimock, Pa., well

DIMOCK, Pa. (AP) - Federal regulators say they found a high level of arsenic in the water well of a homeowner in the northeastern Pennsylvania village of Dimock.

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has been testing the well water of scores of homes in Dimock, where a gas driller was blamed for polluting the aquifer nearly four years ago.

The agency released test results Friday for 16 homes. It says it found arsenic in one well at a level that exceeded the federal drinking-water standard by nine times. The EPA made no determination about how the arsenic got there.

Regulators offered to replace the resident's water, but say the resident declined.

Dimock has been at the center of a debate over the environmental and health effects of Marcellus Shale drilling.

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