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US groundwater in peril: Potable supply less than thought


November 28, 2018

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Many rural areas in parts of the U.S. rely exclusively on groundwater for both agricultural and domestic use. Drilling deeper wells may not be a good long-term solution to compensate for increasing demands on groundwater, because there is potential for contamination of deep fresh and brackish water in areas where the oil and gas industry injects wastewaters into or in close proximity to aquifers. A study was published Nov. 14 in Environmental Research LettersFull Story

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