Much of the debate over fracking for natural gas has centered around the potential to pollute drinking water. What’s not explicit in much of the discussion is that – in Pennsylvania – the only thing that has polluted people’s well water as a result of drilling is natural gas itself.
It is found that high concentrations of salts, including those of radium and barium, are present in the flowback waters from late-end fracking operations, lending fears over potential groundwater contamination.
Officials: flood waters could be health risk.
Jocelyn Maminta / Updated: Tuesday, 30 Oct 2012, 7:11 PM EDT / (WTNH) News 8
Save the Water™ provides detailed information by leading health organizations on how to avoid serious health risks due to severe flooding contaminating drinking water sources. (proceeding the article written below by Jocelyn Maminta)
(WTNH) — State environmental and health officials are putting out a warning to state residents: flood waters from Sandy could be a health risk.
The problem is that raw sewage discharge from treatment plants and pumping stations.
Methane in two Pennsylvania water wells has a chemical fingerprint that links it to natural gas produced by hydraulic fracturing, evidence that such drilling can pollute drinking water.
Researchers find substantial water pollution risks from “Fracking” to recover natural gas. Original Stony Brook University report
Stony Brook University scientists have found that the disposal of contaminated wastewater from hydraulic fracturing – commonly known as “fracking” – wells producing natural gas in the Marcellus Shale region poses substantial potential risks of river and other water pollution that suggests additional regulation to reduce the potential of drinking water contamination.
Fracking problems are now turning to do they cause earthquakes. Hydraulic fracturing and the Marcellus shale have been in the news for sometime now because of petroleum industry and environment clashes. Maryland and Pennsylvania both have major issues with Susquehanna River, Chesapeake Bay being contaminated with fracking chemical wastewater,. This three article posting covers a few of the states concerns.
USA fracking news. New Research – Disputes a fundamental industry claim.
Water contamination news: Within 100 years: Our underground drinking water could be filled with toxic waste [Abrahm Lustgarten, ProPublica, Businessinsider.com]
U.S. industries have injected more than 30 trillion gallons of toxic liquid deep into the earth. Our drinking water could be filled with toxic waste
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
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.