The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has asked six natural gas drillers to disclose by May 25 information on how and where they dispose of or recycle drilling process water in the Marcellus shale region. "We want to make sure that the drillers are handling their wastewater in an environmentally responsible manner," said EPA mid-Atlantic Regional Administrator Shawn Garvin in a statement. "EPA is continuing to work with Pennsylvania Dept. of Environmental Protection officials who are on the frontlines of permitting and regulating natural gas drilling activities in Pennsylvania."The companies receiving information requests are: Atlas Resources, L.L.C.; Talisman Energy USA, Range
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