Methane contamination of water rises near to shale gas sites, study shows

Guardian: Methane levels in water supplies close to shale gas extraction sites in Pennsylvania and upstate New York are up to 17 times higher than normal, according to research. A study on the impact of drilling in the region found that about 85% of drinking water wells within 1km of a natural gas well were contaminated. The study is the latest to challenge efforts to sell natural gas as a cleaner, safer source of energy, and could build momentum for greater federal governance of the industry. The......

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