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“Study on Stray Gas in Pa. Water Wells ‘Rules Out a Biological Source’”

The latest study to look at sources of methane in Pennsylvania water wells finds that while it may not be derived from the Marcellus Shale formation, it could be migrating to drinking water supplies as a result of Marcellus Shale drilling.

As Rob Jackson and his fellow researchers delve into concerns about stray natural gas contaminating Pennsylvania drinking water wells, they’re finding that not all of it comes from the Marcellus Shale. Some of it comes from layers of rock between the productive Marcellus gas formation and the surface, formations that companies aren’t trying to produce, said Jackson, a biology professor at Duke University.

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