Groundwater protection and unconventional gas extraction: the critical need for field-based hydrogeological research.

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Unconventional natural gas extraction from tight sandstones, shales, and some coal-beds is typically accomplished by horizontal drilling and hydraulic fracturing that is necessary for economic development of these new hydrocarbon resources. Concerns have been raised regarding the potential for contamination of shallow groundwater by stray gases, formation… (More)
DOI: 10.1111/gwat.12074

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@article{Jackson2013GroundwaterPA, title={Groundwater protection and unconventional gas extraction: the critical need for field-based hydrogeological research.}, author={R. E. Jackson and Anthony W Gorody and B Mayer and Jean Roy and Merrill Ryan and Dale R Van Stempvoort}, journal={Ground water}, year={2013}, volume={51 4}, pages={488-510} }