Shale gas drinking water pollution proven
The US Environmental Protection Agency has found petroleum and synthetic chemicals residues in drinking water in a shale gas area for the first time.
Fracking involves pumping water and chemicals into a reservoir to break up shale rock layers and release the gas trapped there.
Methane, ethane, propane, diesel oil
Aftenbladet has previously visited another shale gas area The Marcellus Shale located in the US’ northeastern part, where Statoil and other companies operate.
Statoil has no business in Wyoming where the polluted groundwater has now been discovered, but does have shale gas operations in Texas, North Dakota, and Montana.
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