Fracking pollutes drinking water: TKAG | News24

Johannesburg – Government must stop the legislative process underway to regulate shale gas exploration until it has considered all the evidence, the Treasure Karoo Action Group (TKAG) said on Monday.

This follows the US state of Pennsylvania’s department of environmental protection releasing information that indicated drinking water had been contaminated by fracking, TKAG CEO Jonathan Deal said in a statement.

The Associated Press reported on Thursday the department had released details of 243 cases where companies prospecting for oil or gas were found by state authorities to have contaminated drinking water.

The 243 cases, from 2008 to 2014, included some where a single drilling operation affected multiple water wells.

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