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Arkansas Shale Gas and Water Quality
May 19, 2013 | Duke University

“A new study by scientists at Duke University and the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) finds no evidence of groundwater contamination from shale gas production in Arkansas.” Quoted from the Duke University press release.

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Shallow Groundwater Quality and Fayetteville Shale Production
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USGS has released a report about groundwater quality and geochemistry for the Fayetteville Shale gas production area. A goal of the report was to compare analyses conducted prior to natural gas development with those conducted after drilling and production.

Slow Moving Groundwater Delays Water Quality Actions
November 13, 2013 | USGS
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