09 Jul '12, 7pm

Fracking Did Not Sully Aquifers, Limited Study Finds: Researchers find that gases and salt contaminants seeped i...

A new study enters the debate over the safety of hydraulic fracturing: researchers report that naturally occurring paths in the rock bed in northeastern Pennsylvania allowed some contaminants to migrate into shallow drinking aquifers. They found no direct connection between the contamination and shale-gas drilling operations in the region, however. “The good news is there is no direct link between this finding with saline water and shell gas extraction,” said Avner Vengosh , a geochemist at Duke University and a co-author of the report, published on Monday in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences . “The bad news is that we think there are natural pathways that exist between the Marcellus formation and the shallow groundwater.” Hydraulic fracturing involves pumping water, sand and chemicals into horizontal gas wells deep underground to crack open shale and ext...

Full article: http://green.blogs.nytimes.com/2012/07/09/fracking-did-no...

Tweets

New Study Finds Kids Raised With Dogs Are Healt...

ecorazzi.com 09 Jul '12, 6pm

The researchers studied almost 400 children from their third trimester through their first year of life, and found that ba...

Love our family pooch!! New Study Finds Kids Ra...

ecorazzi.com 09 Jul '12, 8pm

The researchers studied almost 400 children from their third trimester through their first year of life, and found that ba...