Distortion #2: The New York Times reports false contamination claims
The Perp’s Speculation
In 2011, The New York Times took sliming to a new level when it published a highly speculative story claiming potential contamination of Pennsylvania waterways with naturally occurring radioactive material from drilling operations, linked below. The problem? It simply wasn’t true, as evidenced by a sampling program implemented by the state Department of Environmental Protection (PaDEP), and announced in a March 2011 news release.
The Facts Win
The slimers are shut down again with facts!
A quote from PaDEP’s news release:
“We deal in facts based on sound science,” said DEP acting Secretary Michael Krancer. “Here are the facts: all samples were at or below background levels of radioactivity; and all samples showed levels below the federal drinking water standard for Radium 226 and 228.”