03 May '12, 2pm

Fracking Chemicals Could Hit Drinking Water More Quickly Than Thought

Two really rather disturbing bits of fracking news: Under an Interior Department draft rule fracking companies would be able to drill and then afterwards disclose what chemicals they use, Business Week reports. A previous version of the rule made more sense, but received objections from natural gas companies—they would've had to disclose the chemicals they'd be using 30 days prior to actually using them. Of course the reason that disclosing what chemicals are being used in a particular hydraulic fracturing operations is made only more clear by a new piece in ProPublica . Looking at the Marcellus Shale, underlying parts of New York and Pennsylvania, hydrologist Tom Myers (who also recently reviewed the EPA's finding about groundwater contamination in Wyoming) found that fracking chemicals can migrate into drinking water supplies much more quickly than previously believed. M...

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