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University study: Fracking hasnít contaminated groundwater
Hotair ^ | 02/18/2012 | Jazz Shaw

Posted on 02/18/2012 1:27:42 PM PST by SeekAndFind

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To: Nik Naym
The scare tactics won't quit, there is too much at stake for the anti-drillers. They play on the ignorance of the public. I grew up in NE Ohio above the Marcellus and Utica formations. Way above. But when construction gouged out big holes or dug a trench in the clay soil, workers used to entertain us kids by holding a cigarette lighter to the cut and watch little flames appear as gas escaped from the clay.

Years later we drilled a gas well on that very property, but in the intervening thirty or so years we drank the water and never had a second thought about it.

I now know the NG strata are thousands of feet down whereas water wells are 75 to 150 feet down.

21 posted on 02/18/2012 8:57:43 PM PST by hinckley buzzard
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