02 May '12, 2pm

Fracking fluid can migrate Into Marcellus Shale aquifers, study says #fracking

02 May 2012: Fracking Fluid Can Migrate Into Marcellus Aquifers, New Study Says A new study estimates that fluids used in the hydraulic fracturing of natural gas in the Marcellus Shale region can migrate into underground drinking water supplies far more quickly than experts have U.S. Fossil Fuel Boom Dims Glow of Clean Energy A surge in gas and oil drilling in the U.S. is helping drive the economic recovery and is enhancing energy security. But as the situation in Ohio shows, cheaper energy prices and the focus on fossil fuels has been bad news for the renewable energy industry. READ THE e360 REPORT previously estimated. The study, based on computer modeling and funded by opponents of fracking, concluded that natural faults and fractures in the Marcellus shale, exacerbated by the effects of hydraulic fracturing, or “fracking,” could allow chemicals to reach shallow drinkin...

Full article: http://e360.yale.edu/digest/fracking_fluid_can_migrate___...

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