Scientists: Data Shows Fracking Link to Methane in Well

For the past two years, Parker County residents have shared stories about flames shooting from water wells where dangerous levels of methane gas somehow found its way into the water supply.

While Barnett Shale gas producers deny any connection to their operations, a pair of scientists are now disputing that. They say test results just released by state regulators provide concrete evidence linking fracking and groundwater contamination.

Parker County resident Steve Lipsky first noticed it in 2010. He said his well water was becoming contaminated with increasing levels of methane gas. He added that once he vented his well, natural ...

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