An evaluation of water quality in private drinking water wells near natural gas extraction sites in the Barnett Shale formation.

@article{Fontenot2013AnEO,
  title={An evaluation of water quality in private drinking water wells near natural gas extraction sites in the Barnett Shale formation.},
  author={Brian E. Fontenot and Laura R. Hunt and Zacariah L. Hildenbrand and Doug D. Carlton and Hyppolite Oka and Jayme L. Walton and Dan Hopkins and Alexandra Osorio and Bryan Bjorndal and Qinhong Hu and Kevin A. Schug},
  journal={Environmental science \& technology},
  year={2013},
  volume={47 17},
  pages={
          10032-40
        }
}
Natural gas has become a leading source of alternative energy with the advent of techniques to economically extract gas reserves from deep shale formations. Here, we present an assessment of private well water quality in aquifers overlying the Barnett Shale formation of North Texas. We evaluated samples from 100 private drinking water wells using analytical chemistry techniques. Analyses revealed that arsenic, selenium, strontium and total dissolved solids (TDS) exceeded the Environmental… 
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