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Gas drilling ‘contaminates water’

BBC: Shale gas drilling operations increase the risk of nearby drinking water becoming contaminated with methane, a study has suggested. Researchers found, on average, methane concentrations 17 times above normal in samples taken near drilling sites. Growing demand for energy has led to a sharp increase in shale gas extraction around the globe, prompting concerns about the impact of the technology Continue reading

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Gas drilling ‘contaminates water’

BBC: Shale gas drilling operations increase the risk of nearby drinking water becoming contaminated with methane, a study has suggested. Researchers found, on average, methane concentrations 17 times above normal in samples taken near drilling sites. Continue reading

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