Moshannon State Forest Spring Water and Trout Runs Fouled By Drilling

Water has been an essential element of the Moshannon State Forest in central Pennsylvania. So much so that the 300-square-mile forest derives its name from the Native American description of the waterway that runs through it. It was ìMoss-hanne,î or "moose stream.î But in recent years a treasured drinking water spring and high quality trout fishing spot near a hunting camp in the forest were contaminated by a Marcellus shale gas operation. A settlement was ordered by state environmental officials last year that required drilling company EOG to pay up for its accidental discharges. The Allegheny Front's Jennifer Szweda Jordan talks with Post-Gazette reporter Don Hopey.