Thursday, June 27, 2013

Contaminated Drinking Water

From Discover Magazine:

"study out today in the journal Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences helps to build the case that the practice of hydraulic fracturing, or “fracking,” does indeed pollute underground water reserves."

Actually, what has been found is that wells close to fracking sites have higher than normal amounts of methane in them.  Whether this is due to fracking in general or to poorly maintained fracking equipment is probably not important to the people drinking from those wells.

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