27 May '11, 9pm

#EPA chief says #fracking not shown to harm #water;must have missed #Duke study that says otherwise (Care2)

#EPA chief says #fracking not shown to harm #water;must have missed #Duke study that says otherwise (Care2)

A recent article on the news site, The Oklahoman , reported that EPA Chief Lisa Jackson said she did not know of any proven case where hydraulic fracking had affected drinking water. She must have missed the news two weeks ago that a research study conducted by Duke University scientists found methane contamination of drinking water wells in areas where shale drilling is taking place. The peer-reviewed study was published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. They tested water from 68 drinking water wells in southeastern Pennsylvania and southern New York state. The researchers said, “Our results show evidence for methane contamination of shallow drinking water systems in at least three areas of the region and suggest important environmental risks accompanying shale gas exploration worldwide.” (Source: Huffington Post ) Congressman Maurice Hinchey, D-NY s...

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