Tuesday, June 8, 2010

New case of drinking water contamination after hydraulic fracturing in Texas

PHOTO OF SMITHS' WATER COURTESY OF AMBER SMITH

In her blog on June 7th, Amy Mall, NRDC Senior Policy Analyst reports:
According to recent reports, an underground source of drinking water in the town of DISH, Texas, was contaminated after hydraulic fracturing of nearby natural gas wells last year. At first, the Smith family noticed that its water turned gray and was filled with sediment. There were changes in the water pressure. The Smiths installed a water filtration system, but over a year later, it was useless and clogged.

To read more about the toxicity, CLICK HERE.

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2 comments:

  1. any hydraulic fracturing should be given attention in a long time period. Filtration is not enough to cover up for the sanitation of the water. Moreover, wastewater treatment systems should be prioritized by all means. Time would come, Texas will run out of fresh water if this will still occur in the next few years.

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