Does living near an oil or natural gas well affect your drinking water?

Does living near an oil or natural gas well affect the quality of your drinking water? ‘The answer to that question is usually ‘no,’ but there are exceptions,’ said an expert. He has found very high levels of natural gas in the tap water near active wells, and a surprising number of hydraulically fractured wells that penetrate shallow freshwater aquifers. ‘In no other industry would you be allowed to inject chemicals into a source of drinking-quality water,’ he said. —> Read More

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