A new University of Texas study says there is no direct link between groundwater contamination and frac’ing.
UT’s Energy Institute says contamination can occur due to spills above ground or mishandling of wastewater, arguing that these problems are not caused by frac’ing. We could have told you that, because this correlation is where microseismic technology steps in, working like an underground x-ray to keep frac’ing safe, so that operators can see exactly where they are and make adjustments in real time if needed.
An Energy Institute spokesman says no industry funds paid for the project. You can review the full results of the study here: http://energy.utexas.edu/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=151&Itemid=160
And if you haven’t already, watch our own Peter Duncan in action in Ohio as he directly refutes the erroneous statements made against frac’ing in Gasland.