Natural gas extracted from shale rocks has had a significant impact on the US energy market, significantly reducing the price of natural gas which has helped many businesses and caused terrible problems for others. This extraction process, “fracking”, is for bizarre reasons, exempt from normal environmental controls.
A new study shows that this environmental free pass may be a mistake: the chemicals involved in releasing the natural gas from rocks can migrate to underground aquifers within a few years.
The reports says:
fracking chemicals injected into the ground could migrate toward drinking water supplies far more quickly than experts have previously predicted.
To find out more click here: New Study Predicts Frack Fluids Can Migrate to Aquifers Within Years – ProPublica.