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Rapid expansion of natural gas development poses a threat to surface waters

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Year
2011

Citation

Entrekin, S., Evans-White, M., Johnson, B., and Hagenbuch, E., 2011, Rapid expansion of natural gas development poses a threat to surface waters: Frontiers in Ecology and the Environment, v. 9, iss. 9, p. 503-511.

Summary

Extraction of natural gas from hard-to-reach reservoirs has expanded around the world and poses multiple environmental threats to surface waters. Improved drilling and extraction technology used to access low permeability natural gas requires millions of liters of water and a suite of chemicals that may be toxic to aquatic biota. There is growing concern among the scientific community and the general public that rapid and extensive natural gas development in the US could lead to degradation of natural resources. Gas wells are often close to surface waters that could be impacted by elevated sediment runoff from pipelines and roads, alteration of streamflow as a result of water extraction, and contamination from introduced chemicals [...]

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ISSN WECC 1540-9295

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