Drillers Fracking at Much Shallower Depths Than Widely Believed

http://insideclimatenews.org/news/24072015/drillers-fracking-much-shallower-depths-widely-believed

One in six wells were fracked less than one mile below the surface, at the same depth of known water sources, according to a new study.By Zahra Hirji The nation’s first survey of fracking well depths shows shallow fracking is more widespread than previously thought, occurring at 16 percent of publicly recorded sites in 27 states, posing a potential threat to underground sources of drinking water.

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