Thursday, January 10, 2013

USGS Study Reveals No Evidence of Contamination from Fracking in Arkansas

Reuters has announced the results of a United States Geological Survey study of 127 shallow domestic wells located in Faulkner County, and Van Buren County, Arkansas.  The study of a sample of over four thousand existing wells revealed that there was no evidence of contamination from hydraulic fracturing ("fracking") in these Arkansas counties.

Score one for proponents of the industry, and especially producers of gas in the Fayetteville Shale in Arkansas.  Although these are still relatively short term results, the study ought to calm the fears of those who believe that fracking poisons the water supply.

C. Michael Daily is an attorney with the long-established law firm of Daily & Woods, P.L.L.C.  Mr. Daily can be contacted by telephone at 479-242-3953, by email at mdaily@dailywoods.com, or by regular post at 58 South 6th Street, Fort Smith, Arkansas 72902.  You can follow Mr. Daily via social network using any of the social network links in the right hand column of the page.  Disclaimer:  This blog is for informational purposesis certainly not to be considered legal advice and is absolutely not substitute for any of the benefits that are associated with the attorney-client relationship.