EPA asks Pa. to boost monitoring of gas well waste

Associated Press: The Environmental Protection Agency has asked Pennsylvania regulators to begin testing drinking water for radium in some places to make sure it isn't being contaminated by wastewater from the state's booming natural gas industry. In addition to producing gas, the thousands of wells now being drilled into the Marcellus Shale rock formation produce large amounts of ultra-salty water tainted with metals like barium and strontium, trace radioactivity, and small amounts of toxic chemicals injected......

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