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A new study by the University of Texas at Arlington has found higher concentrations of heavy metals in ground water near natural gas wells.
France outlawed hydraulic fracturing, or fracking, in 2011, yet companies are being granted licenses for fracking – as long as the fractures will be used for geothermal energy. Do the risks of fracking evaporate when it’s used for sustainable energy?
Range Resources was accused by landowners near Weatherford, Texas of polluting their drinking water. Why did the EPA suddenly drop the lawsuit against Range Resources last year?
This groovy little video does a good job of explaining what is going on during hydraulic fracturing and why it’s such a concern to so many.
When the town of Longmont, Colorado banned hydraulic fracturing, or fracking, and the storage of fracking waste within their city limits, the Colorado Oil and Gas Association, an industry group, filed suit.
An earthquake in Spain last year appears to have been triggered by excessive pumping of an aquifer.
South Africa lifted a moratorium on hydraulic fracturing last week and shale gas exploration will soon begin in the arid Karoo region. Worries about the water supply in the Karoo were voiced by several groups, prompting Mineral Resources Minister Susan Shabangu to promise that any threat to water in South Africa result in a shutdown of fracking.
A study from the University of Texas found a correlation between injection wells – wells used to dispose of wastewater from hydraulic fracturing – and clusters of small earthquakes.
A new report by researchers at Duke University found that chemicals used in hydraulic fracturing can migrate thousands of feet through natural fractures.
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The drinking water in Dimock, Pennsylvania has been found to be safe, according to the EPA. This latest finding indicates that fracking is not the source of the contaminants in the area’s well water.