Fracking Wells Often Do Not Taint Drinking Water, Though Some Do, Researcher Says

(February 18, 2016, 2:59 PM EST) -- STANFORD, Calif. — In an article published by a science website on Feb. 14, a Stanford University professor says that living near a hydraulically fractured oil or gas well normally does not affect the quality of drinking water, however research shows that “a number of homes near active wells” have “very high levels of natural gas in the tap water.”

Rob Jackson, a professor of earth system science at Stanford University and a senior fellow at the Stanford Woods Institute for the Environment and at the...
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