In Pennsylvania’s Bradford County, U.S. EPA officials have confirmed that seven private water wells near a Chesapeake Energy Corporation’s natural gas drilling site have been found to be contaminated. The drilling site has been fracturing below ground to obtain natural gas. Also known as “fracking”, a methodology that uses water and chemicals to fracture the earth into obtaining natural gas and oil. The EPA tested the wells after the drilling site experienced a blow out, which released thousands of gallons of salty, chemical laced water into fields and streams. The EPA refused to release the test results to the public, with the exception of indicating to local residents in Bradford County that the wells have been contaminated from the release. EPA refused to identify the exact contaminants that were found in the well. Companies that utilize fracking methods have fought to keep the type of chemicals they use out of the public domain, claiming that the types of chemicals used are proprietary technologies and cannot be released to the pubic. The EPA’s refusal to release the exact chemicals found in drinking water wells is inexcusable. It is a breach of the public’s trust in government to protect it. The EPA and the Chesapeake Energy Corporation are colluding to keep this information from the public.