Friday, May 20, 2011

Fracking Linked to Flammable Drinking Water

The controversial use of hydraulic fracturing (a.k.a. fracking) to bolster natural gas drilling has been linked scientifically for the first time to flammable drinking water.

Four scientists at Duke University found higher levels of flammable methane gas in drinking water wells located within close proximity to natural gas wells. The researchers also found that the type of gas detected at high levels in the water was the same type energy companies were extracting from thousands of feet underground, which could mean the gas had been seeping through natural or manmade faults and fractures, or coming from cracks in wells.


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