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Natural gas production contaminated drinking water in Texas, study finds
Natural gas production contaminated drinking water in Texas, study finds

Natural gas production contaminated the well water of two homes in a Texas subdivision, according to a study published Monday. The discovery came two years after the Environmental Protection Agency halted its investigation in the Parker County community over concern about costs and legal risks. In the new study, scientists were trying to determine the origins of high methane levels in drinking water aquifers near gas wells in Pennsylvania and Texas. They found that water in the two homes had changed over nine months, going from containing trace amounts of methane to containing high levels. The newly identified cases “caught this contamination in the act,” said Robert...

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