Sunday, July 14, 2013

Watch Out Kentucky - Methane Found in Pennsylvania Drinking Water

A new study links elevated levels of methane and other gases in groundwater to nearby hydraulic fracturing wells on the Marcellus shale.  Some of the methane was at dangerous levels. The study found 12 homes with levels above the recommended federal limit of 28 milligrams per liter, and 11 of those water wells were closer to gas drilling sites. Eighty percent of all the water wells they tested contained some level of methane, including many with no nearby drilling.