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Wednesday, March 14, 2012

Wall Street Journal reports on latest development in fracking wells and contaminated water supplies....

Findings may indicate faulty well construction rather than the fracking method itself.  If subterranean cement seals or casings have been improperly constructed, contaminants can leak into the shallower aquifer layer or to the surface.

Oil wells are typically constructed in a similar manner using cement poured into cavities to isolate the well bore.

Environmental Defense Fund spokesperson estimates that 1 in 10 wells fail due to badly constructed cement seals.

Read the full WSJ entry here: Faulty Wells, Not Fracking, Blamed for Water Pollution

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