Drinking Water Drilling Gas Wells

Published on April 27th, 2012 | by Heather Carr

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Protecting Ground Water from Fracking, Minimum Distance Recommended

Drilling Gas Wells

A new study from Durham University recommends hydraulic fracturing operations maintain a minimum distance of 600 meters from ground water and other sensitive rock strata.

Fracking has been implicated in several instances of contamination of ground water resources, but few studies have been done by independent groups to determine how to go about fracking safely.

Gas wells photo via Shutterstock



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Heather Carr loves food, politics, and innovative ways to make the world a better place. She counts Jacques Pepin and Speed Racer among her inspirations. You can find her on Facebook or .



2 Responses to Protecting Ground Water from Fracking, Minimum Distance Recommended

  1. Paul Felix Schott says:

    Hydraulic Fracturing a Danger to us All.

    Only the wicked in mind Leaders in this Nation and around the world would let anyone Pipe Pollution into the ground to get gas in return from the Ground. Most all scientist have know this for many years that this will end safe drinking water for all that are in the area of where they are fracturing, in which Millions of Gallons of Dangerous Chemically Treated Water are forced underground to break up rock and free gas. We need regulations from GODLY People that will stop 10,000+ wells a year drilled using hydraulic fracturing to free and make the Dangerous Chemicals underground into gas. The primarily affect will be unsafe drinking water and many will become sick, because of A Few Wicked Greedy Leaders.

    The Lord’s Little Helper

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