USA fracking news. New Research – Disputes a fundamental industry claim. [Five news articles]

USA fracking news. New Research – Disputes a fundamental industry claim.

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Save the Water™ Questions and Answers: Can fracking in the USA be cleaned up? [Kevin Bullis/Technology Review]

Fracking, aka hydraulic fracturing, a process for freeing natural gas locked in shale deposits, has caused a boom in natural-gas production in the United States. But some experts worry that the practice results in contaminated drinking water and the release of methane, prompting some localities to limit shale-gas production.

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Save the Water™ Questions and Answers: Can frack toxins migrate to aquifers?Study shows more immediate drilling danger. Predicts frack toxins can migrate to aquifers within years

A new study has raised fresh concerns about the safety of gas drilling in the Marcellus Shale, concluding that fracking chemicals injected into the ground could migrate toward drinking water supplies far more quickly than experts have previously predicted, the investigative news site, ProPublica.com reports.

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Fracking water contamination : Natural gas fracking fizzles in Michigan – EPA Fracking Directory – [Detroit News - Jim Lynch]

FRACKING: NATURAL GAS FRACKING FIZZLES IN MICHIGAN And EPA FRACKING DIRECTORY [Detroit News By Jim Lynch & EPA]

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Water contamination news: Fracking – Using diesel fuel in oil and gas hydraulic fracturing.

Washington, D.C. – infoZine – The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has released draft underground injection control (UIC) program permitting guidance for class II wells that use diesel fuels during hydraulic fracturing activities. EPA developed the draft guidance to clarify how companies can comply with a law passed by Congress in 2005, which exempted hydraulic

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Water contamination news: Fracking chemicals – chemicals used in fracking – Part I.

Chemicals serve many functions in hydraulic fracturing. From limiting the growth of bacteria to preventing corrosion of the well casing, chemicals are needed to insure that the fracturing job is effective and efficient.

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Water contamination news: Fracking – Study has raised concerns about the safety of gas drilling in the Marcellus Shale.

A new study has raised fresh concerns about the safety of gas drilling in the Marcellus Shale, concluding that fracking chemicals injected into the ground could migrate toward drinking water supplies far more quickly than experts have previously predicted

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Water contamination news: – Archives EPA study says hydraulic fracturing likely contaminated drinking water In Wyoming town.

Industry experts have often said that most fracturing occurs a mile or more below the surface, while groundwater is close to the surface, and that there is no way that fracking water or gas could migrate to drinking water from those depths.

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