As Public Enemy taught my generation: Don’t believe the hype! That’s never been truer than in digesting the jaw-dropping Dimock disaster drama dumped on the Pennsylvania public by enemies of facts. But good news truth seekers, Dimock water has now been declared…wait for it…SAFE (for only the fourth time).
In a final action released by the Environmental Protection Agency, yesterday, the federal agency declared Dimock’s water is safe to drink, does not pose a threat to human health and requires no further action.
“Our goal was to provide the Dimock community with complete and reliable information about the presence of contaminants in their drinking water and to determine whether further action was warranted to protect public health,” said EPA Regional Administrator Shawn M. Garvin. “The sampling and an evaluation of the particular circumstances at each home did not indicate levels of contaminants that would give EPA reason to take further action. Throughout EPA’s work in Dimock, the Agency has used the best available scientific data to provide clarity to Dimock residents and address their concerns about the safety of their drinking water.”
So it’s safe to get back in the water, folks, just watch out for Ferocious Fiction Monsters. For them, we’re gonna need a bigger boat, and that isn’t hype.