Report lands fracking firms in hot water over contamination risks

Business Green: Natural gas fracking operations are heavily contaminating drinking water, according to a study published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences this week. Water in shallow wells near natural gas fracking wells contained 17 times more methane deposits than in wells near non-active areas, the report found. The report, entitled Methane Contamination of Drinking Water Accompanying Gas-Well Drilling and Hydraulic Fracturing and authored by researchers at the Nicholas School of the......

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