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October 22, 2015

Contaminants stay under wraps

Source: Patriot-News (Harrisburg, PA), October 20, 2015 Posted on: http://www.advisen.com When it comes to lab test results, you can’t find something you’re not looking for. The state Department of Environmental Protection uses a lab code system specifically designed to test water around oil and gas drilling sites that ensures certain contaminants that might be in […]

October 13, 2015

Fracking Study Ties Water Contamination to Surface Spills

Source: http://insideclimatenews.org, October 13, 2015 By: Lisa Song Research in Pennsylvania shows increased chemicals, but they are not coming from deep underground, making them easier to target. Residential water wells near Marcellus shale fracking in northeast Pennsylvania were more likely to contain higher levels of diesel-like chemicals, especially if the gas well had a history […]

May 5, 2015

Fracking Chemicals Detected in Pennsylvania Drinking Water

Source: New York Times Online, May 4, 2015 Posted on: http://envfpn.advisen.com An analysis of drinking water sampled from three homes in Bradford County, Pa., revealed traces of a compound commonly found in Marcellus Shale drilling fluids, according to a study published on Monday. The paper, published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, […]

November 20, 2014

In Compromise Plan, Limited Fracking Is Approved for National Forest in Virginia

Source: The New York Times, November 19, 2014 Posted on: http://envfpn.advisen.com Drilling for oil and natural gas will be mostly off-limits in the largest national forest in the East, whose streams bring drinking water to Washington and Richmond, Va., the federal government said Tuesday. But in a reversal of an earlier proposal to ban hydraulic […]

October 28, 2014

Marcellus expert says more scrutiny needed of fracking near Marshall chemical plant

Source: The Charleston Gazette (WV), October 26, 2014 Posted on: http://envfpn.advisen.com One of the nation’s best-known experts on the Marcellus Shale concluded that more investigation is needed before a Houston firm is allowed to move forward with natural gas wells near the site of a “near-catastrophic” fracking incident at a Marshall County chemical plant. Penn […]

October 8, 2014

Pennsylvania seeks record fine for EQT fracking fluid leak

Source: Reuters, October 7, 2014 Posted on: http://news.yahoo.com Pennsylvania environmental regulators on Tuesday sought a record $4.5 million penalty from EQT Corp, a natural gas producer, for damage caused by the release of fracking fluids from a gas drilling site in the Marcellus region. The production of shale gas using hydraulic fracturing, or fracking, technology […]

September 30, 2014

Pennyslvania DEP admits drilling probe error

Source: Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, September 29, 2014 Posted on: http://envfpn.advisen.com The state Department of Environmental Protection might have used incomplete and inaccurate test information to decide whether chemicals leaking from a Marcellus Shale wastewater impoundment and a drill cuttings pit contaminated a water well and springs in Washington County. The disclosures came last week during sworn […]

December 30, 2013

2013 Marcellus Shale Highlights

Read here for highlights of Marcellus Shale news from 2013.

December 18, 2013

Marcellus Shale drilling becomes more efficient

Source: The Philadelphia Inquirer, December 15, 2013 Posted on: http://envfpn.advisen.com When David Dewberry landed in Pennsylvania in 2010, the veteran of the migratory worldwide oil-and-gas workforce said he required more than a month to drill a typical Marcellus Shale natural gas well. On Dec. 4, a crew under Dewberry’s direction dug into the mountaintop of […]

December 4, 2013

Gas Drilling Slows in PA City

Read here about a Pennsylvania city where the pace of gas drilling is slowing.

October 7, 2013

Dangerous levels of radioactivity found at fracking waste site in Pennsylvania

Source: Guardian Web, October 3, 2013 Posted on: http://envfpn.advisen.com Scientists have for the first time shown dangerous levels of radioactivity and salinity at a shale gas waste disposal site that could contaminate drinking water. If the UK follows in the steps of the US “shale gas revolution”, it should impose regulations to stop such radioactive […]

September 25, 2013

Pa. well site will be focus of fierce legal battle

Source: The Philadelphia Inquirer, September 22, 2013 Posted on: http://envfpn.advisen.com The Marquardt well site is indistinguishable from most Marcellus Shale drilling locations: It encompasses about five acres of graded farmland, covered with gravel, containing two active natural gas wells. But this well pad was the scene of a crime, according to state Attorney General Kathleen […]

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