New Contaminants Could Cause Water Contamination From Fracking

Ammonium and Iodide, two hazardous chemicals not known as oil and gas industry pollutants, are being released into Pennsylvania and West Virginia waterways from the booming energy operations of the Marcellus shale leading to potential water contamination from fracking, a new study shows. The toxic substances, which can have a potentially devastating impact on human health as well as affecting aquatic life and ecosystems are extracted from geological formations along with natural gas and oil during both hydraulic fracturing and conventional drilling operations, said Duke University scientists in a study published in the journal Environmental Science & Technology…Read More (PDF)

January 20, 2015


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