27 Aug '16, 11am

UTA study: air pollution near fracking sites result of operational inefficiencies, not inherent to extraction

UTA study indicates air contamination near fracking sites result of operational inefficiencies, not inherent to the extraction process 27 August 2016 A study led by chemists at the University of Texas at Arlington (UTA) indicates that highly variable contamination events registered in and around unconventional oil and gas developments are the result of operational inefficiencies and not inherent to the extraction process itself. The study, published in Science of the Total Environment , found highly variable levels of ambient BTEX (benzene, toluene, ethyl benzene, and xylene compounds) in and around fracking gas drilling sites in the Eagle Ford shale region in South Texas. In situ air quality measurements using membrane inlet mobile mass spectrometry revealed ambient benzene and toluene concentrations as high as 1000 and 5000 parts-per-billion, respectively, originating fr...

Full article: http://www.greencarcongress.com/2016/08/20160827-uta.html

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