The Associated Press reports the gas drilling company operating in the area of  Dimock Township in Northeastern Pennsylvania says its operations are not posing a threat to the village health and environment.

Cabot Oil and Gas issued the statement after finding out that government scientists are collecting water samples from two dozen homes.

The scientists are from the Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry and are looking for gases, chemicals and bacteria.

Dimock rose into the limelight when it was featured in the anti-fracking documentary “Gasland”, which won an Emmy Award.

Some residents are still insisting the high-volume horizontal fracture drilling for natural gas in the area has contaminated their drinking water.

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