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Pa. criticized over gas drilling pollution tests

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PITTSBURGH (AP) - A state representative says the way Pennsylvania reports possible water pollution related to natural gas drilling is seriously flawed.

Rep. Jesse White, D-Allegheny, says depositions in a lawsuit show that the Department of Environmental Protection isn't releasing all water test results to homeowners during investigations of possible contamination from Marcellus Shale gas drilling.

DEP spokesman Kevin Sunday says the agency has been using the guidelines in question since 1991, and that they lead to sound determinations of when contamination occurs.

Former DEP secretary John Hanger tells The Associated Press that while the policy may have been developed in good faith years ago, it should be changed "immediately" to provide people with all the test information possible on water contamination, whether it's related to drilling or not.

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