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Association of groundwater constituents with topography and distance to unconventional gas wells

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The outcome of this large empirical evaluation of groundwater samples up and downwards from fracked UGD wells in Pennsylvania hints to possible negative impacts of UGD on water quality, thus to pathogenic effects of this production technique. Highlights Groundwater (GW) quality was associated with distance to UGD gas wells and topography. Ca, Cl, & SO4 …

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Developing monitoring plans to detect spills related to natural gas production

A water monitoring station at a small creek in a foggy valley

This study sheds a light on the difficulty to detect toxic substances stemming from drilling and exploiting oil and natural gas wells. The authors suggest to place sensors, when practical, at the mouths of small watersheds where drilling activities or spill risks are present, as contaminant travel distance strongly affects concentrations in surface water systems. …

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Fracked ecology: Response of aquatic trophic structure and mercury biomagnification dynamics in the Marcellus Shale Formation

The results of this study suggest fracking has the potential to alter aquatic biodiversity and methyl mercury concentrations at the base of food webs. Abstract Unconventional natural gas development and hydraulic fracturing practices (fracking) are increasing worldwide due to global energy demands. Research has only recently begun to assess fracking impacts to surrounding environments, and …

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Adequacy of Current State Setbacks for Directional High-Volume Hydraulic Fracturing

Child on a swing with fracking site in the background

The evidence uncovered by this review suggests that presently utilized setbacks may leave the public vulnerable to explosions, radiant heat, toxic gas clouds, and air pollution from hydraulic fracturing activities. Abstract Background: There is an increasing awareness of the multiple potential pathways leading to human health risks from hydraulic fracturing. Setback distances are a legislative …

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Adequacy of Current State Setbacks for Directional HVHF

Adequacy of Current State Setbacks for Directional High-Volume Hydraulic Fracturing in the Marcellus, Barnett, and Niobrara Shale Plays Authors: Marsha Haley, Michael McCawley, Anne C. Epstein, Bob Arrington, and Elizabeth Ferrell Bjerke Abstract Background: There is an increasing awareness of the multiple potential pathways leading to human health risks from hydraulic fracturing. Setback distances are …

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Place-based perceptions of the impacts of fracking along the Marcellus Shale

The findings of this investigation indicate that fracking contributes to a disruption in residents’ sense of place and social identity, generating widespread social stress. Abstract We examined community perspectives and experiences with fracking in Doddridge County, West Virginia, USA as part of a larger assessment to investigate the potential health impacts associated with fracking in …

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Marcellus Shale gas drilling flow back water is potentially cytotoxic, cancer causing

In this first report of its kind the authors show a potential cytotoxicity and transforming activity of Marcellus shale gas mining flow back to mammalian cells. That means the study confirmed widely held suspicions concerning the carcinogenicity of fracking pollution. Key findings: Barium and Strontium were elevated in flow back water exposed cells. Flow back …

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