Scientists: Data Shows Fracking Link to Methane in Well
“Field agents and technicians came out and conducted tests, measuring the amount of gas in his well and determining where the gas was coming from. Those tests have now been conducted and last week, the Texas Railroad Commission issued its official findings.
The methane concentration levels in Lipsky’s water is up slightly, the report indicates. It also states that the chemical make-up of the methane was inconclusive as to a specific source of the gas.
Specifically, the tests conducted by the state showed Lipsky’s water contained 8.6 milligrams per liter of methane, just under the federal government’s unacceptable limit of 10. But tests recently run by University of Texas at Arlington scientist Zac Hildebrand measured 83 milligrams per liter, the highest methane contamination level he says he has ever seen.
“But what we can say right now is that…
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