United Kingdom: Maps show fracking risk to drinking water

BusinessGreen: A major study into the potential for fracking operations to contaminate ground water with methane has revealed key aquifers coincide with the location of potential shale gas and oil reserves. The British Geological Survey (BGS) and The Environment Agency (EA) have this week published a series of maps showing the depth to each shale gas and oil source rock below principal groundwater aquifers in England and Wales. Ground water from aquifers provides 30 per cent of drinking water in the UK and......

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