How new drilling technology could affect the water supply

The effects of shale gas exploration and hydraulic fracturing on the quality of water resources in the United States

Advances in shale gas drilling and hydraulic fracturing are creating a new energy boom in the United States, but they are also presenting potential dangers to the water supply. What are some of the most significant ways that these new technologies could impact water quality?

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