01 Feb '12, 4pm

Yes, fracking does contaminate groundwater. #350ppm

Water samples taken from two EPA monitoring wells had anomalously high pH values (highly alkaline). Chemical analyses and modeling indicated this elevation in pH could have been caused by small additions of potassium hydroxide (KOH). Potassium hydroxide was a constituent of two hydraulic fracturing chemicals used in oil and gas wells in the area. Groundwater from the Wind River formation in the two EPA monitoring wells had inorganic geochemical compositions distinct from both shallow groundwater and the typical geochemical composition of Wind River formation water. Both wells had elevated potassium levels and one well had elevated chloride levels. The compositions of both samples were out of equilibrium with regional trends. Potassium and chloride were constituents of multiple hydraulic fracturing chemicals used in oil and gas wells in the area. A number of synthetic organ...

Full article: http://switchboard.nrdc.org/blogs/bmordick/groundwater_in...

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