New Study Finds High Levels of Arsenic in Groundwater Near Fracking Site

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Thu August 8, 2013

New Study Finds High Levels of Arsenic in Groundwater Near Fracking Site

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ProPublica reports while it's far from conclusive, a study indicates a connection between fracking and higher arsenic levels in groundwater.
A recently published study by researchers at the University of Texas at Arlington found elevated levels of arsenic and other heavy metals in groundwater near natural gas fracking sites in Texas' Barnett Shale. While the findings are far from conclusive, the study provides further evidence tying fracking to arsenic contamination.