Water Contamination

Fracking in GW National Forest Threatens DC's Sole Source of Drinking Water

Fracking in GW National Forest Threatens DC's Sole Source of Drinking Water
An impending U.S. Forest Service decision on whether to allow fracking and horizontal drilling for natural gas in the George Washington National Forest in Virginia is drawing warnings from environmental activists. Organizers of a recent meeting said that fracking in the forest "could threaten a range of resources — including the headwaters of the Potomac River, the D.C. area's major drinking water source."
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EPA Drops Study on Fracking and Water Contamination as New Study Links Fracking to Water Contamination

EPA Drops Study on Fracking and Water Contamination as New Study Links Fracking to Water Contamination
Last week, the EPA kicked the can down the road on a key study designated to examine the connection between fracking and groundwater contamination in Pavillion, Wyoming. This, as a new study by Duke University found that ethane concentrations in water were 23 times higher in homes within a kilometer of a shale gas well.
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