Penn State Study: Water Quality Improves, Impacts Rare Near Shale Gas Wells

Research indicates only possible methane in groundwater in seven out of 1,385 wells in Bradford County PA.
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Updated: September 8, 2018

Penn State Study: Water Quality Improves, Impacts Rare Near Shale Gas Wells

Courtesy Penn State Extension

A new study of groundwater in a rural Pennsylvania county shows only rare instances of possible gas contamination amid an overall trend of improving water quality despite heavy Marcellus Shale development.

Read more about the study at Penn State News, and past research at ScienceDirect.