Fracking comes at the expense of water quality

27 August 2021, 7:46 GMT

A recent study in the journal Science shows that fracking technologies could increase water pollution and calls for tighter regulation.

“The perspective piece accompanies a study in Science that shows increased concentrations of four chemicals associated with fracking in the surface water near well sites, suggesting that wells could be a source of pollution in drinking water. The new study contributes to the need to rethink regulations and monitoring systems and require regulatory agencies to collect and release reports of additional chemicals in order to better assess the long-term health impacts, according to Hill and Ma.”

Read the full article here: PHYS.ORG

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