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Is natural gas contaminating your water? Multiple studies have detected harmful bacteria in Texas groundwater near extraction sites

Researchers at the University of Texas at Arlington have revealed in three new studies that some bacteria can live in water that has been contaminated with chemicals that are involved in natural gas extraction.  “Our latest published research has revealed that harmful bacteria can be quite prevalent in Texas groundwater, especially waters that contain various chemical contaminants,” says UTA’s Collaborative Laboratories for Environmental Analysis and Remediation (CLEAR) lab director Kevin Schug, who is also the Shimadzu Distinguished Professor of Analytical Chemistry.  Read more...


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