Methane Contamination of Drinking Water Accompanying Gas-Well Drilling and Hydraulic Fracturing

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Article courtesy of  Stephen G. OsbornaAvner VengoshbNathaniel R. Warnerb, and Robert B. Jacksona,b,c,1 | January 13, 2011| PNAS| Shared as educational material

An intuitive documentation of the evidence of methane contamination of drinking water associated with shale-gas extraction. Drilling and fracturing are providing an exponential increase in natural-gas extraction. Aquifers overlying the Marcellus and Utica shale formations of Pennsylvania and New York are a focal point of this article. Read this extensive research article about the methane contamination of drinking water here: http://www.pnas.org/content/108/20/8172.full

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