Wheeling Intelligencer: Geologist quoted on fracking process

Release Date: November 20, 2010


An article in the Wheeling Intelligencer about a conference held at the University of Pittsburgh titled "Health Effects of Shale Gas Extraction" quotes Tracy Banks, assistant professor of geology, who told the group that uranium is being mobilized by the fracking process. "Concentrations are fairly low," she said of uranium's presence in the water used to frack a well, "but they are high enough that it should not be treated like your drinking water.

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