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Evaluating a groundwater supply contamination incident attributed to Marcellus Shale gas development

New techniques of high-volume hydraulic fracturing (HVHF) are now used to unlock oil and gas from rocks with very low permeability. Some members of the public protest against HVHF due to fears that associated compounds could migrate into aquifers. We report a case where natural gas and other contaminants migrated laterally through kilometers of rock …

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Current perspectives on unconventional shale gas extraction in the Appalachian Basin

This review presents an overview of unconventional gas extraction highlighting the environmental impacts and challenges, e.g. a plethora of toxic compounds reaching water and air, focused on the Appalachian Basin. Bibliography: Lampe DJ, Stolz JF Current perspectives on unconventional shale gas extraction in the Appalachian Basin J Environ Sci Health A Tox Hazard Subst Environ …

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Noble gases identify the mechanisms of fugitive gas contamination in drinking-water wells overlying the Marcellus and Barnett Shales

Noble gases identify the mechanisms of fugitive gas contamination in drinking-water wells overlying the Marcellus and Barnett Shales Author(s): Thomas H. Darrah, Avner Vengosh, Robert B. Jackson and Nathaniel R. Warner Date: 09.2014 Source / Publisher: PNAS Key findings: Analysis on mechanisms that cause elevated hydrocarbon concentrations in drinking water near natural-gas wells –> Gas …

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Science-based decision-making on complex issues: Marcellus shale gas hydrofracking and New York City water supply

The clear outcome of this study is: Current analyses of hydrofracking for gas production are too narrowly focused on the local scientific and technical aspects, but political decision-making about fracking is based largely on other aspects besides science. That’s why the precautionary principle should be applied in such situations. In the case of New York, …

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Assessment of Effluent Contaminants from Three Facilities Discharging Marcellus Shale Wastewater to Surface Waters in Pennsylvania

Assessment of Effluent Contaminants from Three Facilities Discharging Marcellus Shale Wastewater to Surface Waters in Pennsylvania Author(s): Kyle Ferrar Date: 03.2013 Source / Publisher: American Chemical Society Key findings: Wastewater treatment plants can’t handle this water’s high levels of contaminants (including benzene and barium): Water flowing out of the plants into the environment still has …

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Fluid Migration Mechanisms due to Faulty Well Design and/or Construction: An Overview and Recent Experiences in the Pennsylvania Marcellus Play

Fluid Migration Mechanisms due to Faulty Well Design and/or Construction: An Overview and Recent Experiences in the Pennsylvania Marcellus Play Author(s): Anthony Ingraffea Date: 01.2013 Key findings: Evidence linking water contamination to fracking-related activities has increased. The disposal of fracking wastewater has been causally linked to earthquakes. Air quality impacts from fracking-related activities are clearer …

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