Recent peer-reviewed studies from Yale University, Penn State University, the University of Cincinnati and Duke University find water quality in the most heavily drilled Pennsylvania, Ohio and West Virginia counties has remained stable or even improved. These Appalachian Basin studies are just four of more than two dozen scientific reports confirming fracking is not a major threat to groundwater.
University of Cincinnati
Analyzed 180 groundwater samples from 5 core Ohio Utica shale counties taken before, during, and after development.
“We found no relationship between CH4 concentration or source in groundwater and proximity to active gas well sites.”