Science
7:30 pm
Sun September 15, 2013

SCIENCE STUDIO: Hydraulic Fracturing and Potential Effects on Groundwater

  Keith talks to Zacariah Hildenbrand, founder of Inform Environmental LLC, a water analysis and monitoring company, about hydraulic fracturing (also known as "fracking") and its potential effects on groundwater.   During the fracking process, water, sand, and chemicals are injected into the ground at high pressures to create fissures so that natural gas and other underground energy resources can be collected.  Does the fracking process contaminate groundwater supplies?  Hildenbrand talks about the preliminary results his company has recently published.  http://www.informenv.com/

Aired Sept 15, 2013.

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