Friday, January 20, 2012

Scientists: Drilling threat to water--Municipal systems can't filter chemicals used in hydrofracking process

September 16, 2011

ALBANY -- Dozens of scientists, including four from the prestigious National Academy of Sciences, warned Gov. Andrew Cuomo that it will be practically impossible for municipal drinking water systems to protect against chemicals used in natural gas hydraulic fracturing, also called hydrofracking.
Their letter to the governor, released Thursday, was signed by 59 experts from 18 states and seven foreign countries, included scientists from Cornell University, the State University College of Environmental Science and Forestry, and the State University at StonyBrook.
"We urge the state to reconsider its position that existing waterfiltration systems provide adequate protection against the risk of hydraulic fracturing, should materials from flow-back fluids migrate
to lakes, reservoirs, or groundwater used for municipal water supplies," the letter states...continued.....