Hydrofracking changes water wells

July 2011
Underground Construction;Jul2011, Vol. 66 Issue 7, p8
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The article focuses on a study from Duke University researchers which depicts high levels of leaked methane in well water collected near shale-gas drilling and hydrofracking sites in Pennsylvania and New York. Robert B. Jackson, director of Duke's Center on Global Change, mentions the concerns raised by homeowners regarding the contamination of shale-gas extraction. Hydraulic fracturing also known as hydrofracking involves pumping water, sand, and chemicals.


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