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Faulty Wells — Not Fracking — Polluted Water, Study Says

Faulty Wells — Not Fracking — Polluted Water, Study Says

Defective wells, not hydraulic fracturing, is the primary cause of water contamination from shale gas extraction in parts of Pennsylvania and Texas, according to a study by Duke University. Using noble gas and hydrocarbon tracers, researchers analyzed the gas content of more than 130 drinking water wells in the two … Read more »

GAO Criticizes EPA’s Injection Well Oversight

The EPA is inconsistent in its handling of safety inspections, maintains poor records and is not adjusting its guidelines to address emerging underground risks associated with injection wells, according to a report by the US Government Accountability Office. Currently 39 states have the EPA’s approval to manage their own Underground … Read more »