Fracking Should be Kept 600m From Aquifers, Study Says

Fracking Should be Kept 600m From Aquifers, Study Says

Fracking Should be Kept 600m From Aquifers, Study Says

New research on the safety of hydraulic fracturing (fracking) suggests new wells should not be dug within 600 meters of a water aquifer because underground fractures can extend about that far from a dug well.

According to a report from UK’s The Guardian newspaper, researchers and geologists at Durham University have determined that underground fractures typically extended no more than 588 meters up and down from a well underground.

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