Study finds fracking fluid spill in harmed fish in Appalachian creek

08/28/2013 |

A study by the U.S. Geological Survey and the Fish and Wildlife Service points to hydraulic fracturing fluid spills as the cause of poisoning of the Blackside Dace minnow populations at Acorn Fork, an Appalachian creek, in 2007. Oil and natural gas industry firms assert that there are no recorded cases of contamination of drinking water from fracking, although surface spills can lead to problems and natural gas may leak from substandard wells.

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