Drinking Water and Fracking (podcast)

Posted on April 04, 2016

Hydraulic fracturing, or fracking, has helped increase domestic oil and gas production. But fracking, along with other drilling methods, produces wastewater, which can contain various chemicals and metals, among other things.

Listen to Alfredo Gomez, a director in our Natural Resources and Environment team, discuss federal efforts to keep this wastewater from contaminating sources of drinking water.

Drinking Water Safety and Oil and Gas Production
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