Pro Publica.... Abrahm Lustgarten
Hundreds of people have been
evacuated from their homes in rural
western Louisiana after a natural
gas well blowout contaminated a
drinking water aquifer there Monday.
" It's dangerous to drink the water.
You can't bathe in it, you can't wash
your clothes. You basically cannot
use the water at all,' said the spokes-
woman Cindy Chadwick.
It is not clear what other contaminants
are in the water, other than methane
gas, Exco officials told news outlets.