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New study: Fluids from deep in Marcellus Shale likely seeping into PA drinking water

July 9th, 2012

New research has concluded that salty, mineral-rich fluids deep beneath Pennsylvania’s natural gas fields are likely seeping upward thousands of feet into drinking water supplies.

Though the fluids were natural and not the byproduct of drilling or hydraulic fracturing, the finding further stokes the red-hot controversy over fracking in the Marcellus Shale, suggesting that drilling waste and chemicals could migrate in ways previously thought to be impossible.

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Drinking water, it should be simple

May 4th, 2009

By Barbara Kessler
Green Right Now

Drinking a glass of water. It should be a simple thing. But as we Americans wean ourselves from plastic water bottles and return to the tap, there are a new set of questions that arise.

The main one: How safe is tap water?

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