Archive for March 21st, 2011

How to Test Your Own Water if You Live Near Gas Drilling

Sage advice for those living close to where gas drilling takes place has been to test your water. Be sure to test it before drilling begins, and then again once drilling is underway. Only if a homeowner tests prior to drilling can there be an airtight case if water should become contaminated. MDN points out […]

Researcher Finds PA Marcellus Gas Drillers Reuse Two-Thirds of Wastewater on Average

The Geological Society of America’s annual meeting was in full swing over the weekend with some 1,600 geologists meeting in downtown Pittsburgh. Prominent on the agenda is drilling in the Marcellus Shale.

Drilling Road Damage in Marshall County, WV

Where there’s drilling in rural areas with heavy trucks traveling the roadways, there will be road damage. The two go together, unfortunately. From Cameron (Marshall County), West Virginia:

PA Hotels in Marcellus Shale Region See Record Occupancy Rates, New Website Helps Workers Find Space

MDN has previously covered the economic benefits of drilling and its impact on local lodging—hotels, motels and even apartment rentals. More evidence of that below, plus a new website to help workers visiting PA find lodging.

 

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