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Friday, June 21, 2013

Researchers Survey Experts to Come Up With Top Shale Drilling Risks

From the Akron Beacon Journal:
Storage and treatment of liquid drilling wastes, air emissions of methane, water withdrawals for drilling and site construction are among the biggest problems facing shale gas drilling in Ohio and other states.
Those four problems top a list put together by researchers Nathan Richardson and Hal Gordon of Resources for the Future, a nonprofit group based in Washington, D.C.
Their group surveyed 215 experts from government agencies, industry, academia or nongovernment organizations who were asked to rank 264 separate drilling threats from most serious to least serious.
Only 12 risks were ranked as a top priority by all four groups, Gordon told the audience at the National Academy of Engineering’s shale gas conference in Severance Hall, the home of the Cleveland Orchestra.
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