"Study Finds More Gas in Water Near Marcellus Shale Wells"

"Natural gas has likely seeped into Northeast Pennsylvania water supplies from both deep gas drilling and natural processes, researchers at Duke University reported in a paper released Monday."

"The article published in the journal Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences found that methane, ethane and propane concentrations were higher in drinking water wells located within a kilometer of a gas well than in more distant water supplies.

The researchers detected methane in 82 percent of 141 water wells and ethane in 30 percent of 133 sampled wells, but methane levels were six times higher and ethane levels were 23 times higher on average in the water supplies close to gas wells."

Laura Legere reports for the Scranton Times-Tribune June 25, 2013.

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Source: Scranton Times-Tribune, 06/25/2013