In California, Study Finds Drilling and Fracking into Freshwater Formations

http://insideclimatenews.org/news/27062016/california-farming-heartland-oil-gas-drilling-fracking-freshwater-sources

The overlap of oil and gas development and water sources underscores the vulnerability of California’s groundwater, and the need for monitoring, the authors said. By Neela Banerjee Oil and gas development, including hydraulic fracturing, occurs in as many as one in five underground sources of fresh water in California’s farming heartland, according to a new study published Monday in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. See Also: Fracking Has Contaminated Drinking Water, EPA Now Concludes Fracking Study Finds Toxins in Wyoming Town’s Groundwater and Raises Broader Concerns Fracking Study Finds Toxins in Wyoming Town’s Groundwater and Raises Broader Concerns Near a Fracking Center, Drinking Water Has More Chemicals and Carcinogens read more

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