Thursday, October 27, 2011

Study Suggests No Link Between Hydraulic Fracturing and Water Contamination

A study released on October 25, 2011 by the Center for Rural Pennsylvania suggests that there is no link between hydraulic fracturing and the contamination of water wells.  According to their mission statement the Center is a "bipartisan, bicameral, legislative agency that serves as a resource for rural policy within the Pennsylvania General Assembly." The study analyzed the chemistry of pre-drilling and post-drilling water sources and found "no statistically significant increase in methane levels and no significant correlation to the distance from drilling."

Click here to read the entire study

Written by Andy Schwabenbauer, Research Fellow
October 27, 2011

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