Study Links Methane In Water To Gas Extraction

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Robert B. Jackson, professor, Environmental Science, Duke University, Durham, N.C.

John Conrad, president, Conrad Geoscience Corp., Poughkeepsie, N.Y.

Reporting in the journal PNAS, researchers say drinking water containing potentially hazardous methane levels has been found near natural gas wells in Pennsylvania and New York. Ira Flatow and guests discuss the study, and its implications for "fracking" for natural gas.

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