WaterByte #16 – Water and the Shale

This podcast focuses on the issue of water quality in relation to drilling in the Marcellus Shale. The drilling, also known as natural gas extraction, is done through a process called hydraulic fracturing. Fracturing involves dangerous chemicals that often find their way to local water supplies, harming the environment and public health. Author: Taj Magruder (recorded Spring 2011).

Length: 6 minutes, 3 seconds


Script: Click here to download a PDF of the script and references.


(image from Marcellus Protest on flickr)


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