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Shale gas drilling, or fracking, “requires massive amounts of water.”
The water companies – American Water and Aqua America – are leading drinking water suppliers in Pennsylvania, where drilling is booming. They also sell water to gas companies — which use a drilling technique that requires massive amounts of water — and have expressed interest in treating drilling wastewater, a potentially lucrative opportunity.— Guest Blogger Sarah Pavlus at Think Progress.
So even if water is not contaminated by drilling for shale gas, water resources will be depleted by the process.