26 Apr '11, 3pm

Energy Secretary Steven Chu on natural gas: water contamination has happened

Yesterday, Energy Secretary Steven Chu was interviewed on The Diane Rehm Show on NPR. You can listen to it, watch it, or read the transcript on the show's website . The interview is well worth your time as he discusses many important energy issues. Regarding natural gas production, Secretary Chu stated: "I have looked into this, and certainly there's evidence that some bad things have happened ." He goes on to say that: ".....there's water pollution . There have been instances where some of the fracking fluids have been found in water. There have been instances where natural gas has been appearing in water supplies where it should have never appeared -- issues like that. And so the question is, what is the cause of that? Can they be mitigated and prevented? Now, if they can be prevented, then you need to do those best practices to prevent it." Secretary Chu importantly poi...

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