Scientists Create Online Database For Water Concerns Linked to Fracking

  • Marie Cusick

Water quality remains one of the biggest concerns related to the expansion of gas drilling in the Marcellus Shale.
While the gas industry has been building its own private database of “pre-drill” or baseline information related to water wells throughout the state, scientists have also been working on their own public database.
The Shale Network is a project funded by the National Science Foundation aimed at collecting all sorts of water data and publishing it online: