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Water supply big fracking fear


Cathy Dyson | The Free Lance-Star State officials made it clear that protecting the Potomac aquifer–which supplies water to the Fredericksburg region and half of Virginia–will be their top priority, if any companies want to drill for natural gas in the region. Maurice Jones, the state’s secretary of commerce and trade, and Molly Ward, Virginia’s secretary of natural resources, told ...

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State determines wastewater from gas drilling contaminated drinking water in Westmoreland County


Don Hopey |Pittsburgh Post-Gazette The state Department of Environmental Protection has officially determined that drinking water at a third residence is contaminated by WPX Appalachia LLC’s leaky Marcellus Shale gas drilling wastewater impoundment near Stahlstown, Westmoreland County. Whether that gets any of the three families living along rural Route 711 south of Ligonier any closer to a permanent replacement water ...

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Oil companies fracking into drinking water sources, new research shows


Neela Banerjee | Tribune Washington Bureau WASHINGTON – Some companies are fracking for oil and gas at far shallower depths than widely believed, sometimes through underground sources of drinking water, according to research released Tuesday by Stanford University scientists. Though researchers cautioned their study of hydraulic fracturing, or fracking, employed at two Wyoming geological formations showed no direct evidence of ...

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