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Hydraulic Fracturing: Better Understood Than You Might Think

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  • 1:56PM Oct 01, 2014
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Hydraulic fracturing of oil and gas reservoirs (often abbreviated as “fracking”) has received a great deal of public attention and some controversy. While media outlets often imply that it’s a relatively new and poorly understood technology, the first experimental job was performed in 1947 and it has been done over 2.5 million times since then […]

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What We’re Reading: April 12, 2013

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  • 1:38PM Apr 12, 2013
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Check out the latest articles, hand-picked by our experts for your reading pleasure: EPA Announces New List of Chemicals Targeted for Risk Assessment Under TSCA, Including 20 Flame Retardants A Strike against Fracking in California Analysts expect nanotech drug delivery boom despite safety concerns Scientists call for more neurotoxicity tests for PBDEs

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PADEP Proposal Would Limit Liability for Using Mine Influenced Water in Fracking Process

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  • 1:54PM Feb 01, 2013
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Based on a recommendation by Pennsylvania Governor Corbett’s Marcellus Shale Advisory Commission, the state’s Department of Environmental Protection (PADEP) published a white paper in January detailing how the agency intends to review proposals from Oil & Gas drillers on use of Mine Influenced Water (MIW) for drilling operations. MIW includes either water contained in a […]

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Regulatory and Policy Issues to Watch for in 2013

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  • 1:59PM Dec 05, 2012
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With 2013 quickly approaching, we met with our experts to get their take on some key regulatory and policy issues that may be developing in the new year. Here are the top issues that they identified, in no particular order: 1. ASTM Subcommittee to Address Standards for Fracking A newly formed ASTM International Subcommittee (D18.26 […]

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