Does Gas Drilling Put Radiation in Texas Water?

With new shale discoveries in south-central Texas, the state's natural gas production is poised to grow, as The Texas Tribune reports today.

A variety of environmental concerns have arisen over shale drilling, however. The best-known of these involve chemical pollution of aquifers and the air. A recent New York Times series, focused on Pennsylvania's Marcellus Shale, raised additional questions about whether or not radioactive materials are ending up in that state's waterways as a result of wastewater from drilling operations. (State findings released subsequent to the article show that the radiation levels are at or below normal ...

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