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Letter: The real threat to our water supply

Editor, Gazette-Journal:

Residents of Mathews County share their board of supervisors’ concern about water quality. The unique geology of our area creates an unusual situation that mandates concern and every real effort to address the problem should be applauded.

It is most unfortunate, however, that the board’s action this week in passing vice chairman Janine Burns’ resolution aimed at controlling fracking totally missed the culprit! The threat to our water source, as clearly stated during the informational session arranged by the board, is not any possible imagined danger from fracking that might possibly take place 40 miles from Mathews sometime in the future.

Both of the state’s hydrology experts clearly explained that the threat to our water supply is the excessive volumes of water being drawn out of aquifers at West Point. It is unfortunate that the board’s action makes it appear that the board has “done something” to protect the water...

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