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Study: Groundwater safe in potential drilling sites in New York

Study: Groundwater safe in potential drilling sites in New York

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Cornell researchers are unveiling new research of the groundwater in locations that could be hot spots for natural gas drilling some day in New York.

The research by two Cornell hydrologists involved an examination of groundwater in wells near conventional natural gas wells in Chenango County.

The two studied more than 100 groundwater wells for any potential contamination, and also examined levels of methane in the water.

Researchers say the water was safe to drink, and met federal standards.

The goal, they say, was to determine if water was impacted before any drilling occurred, unlike in Pennsylvania, where problems have popped up in areas where water wasn’t tested before drilling.

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