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Fracking studies continue to underline safe practises for industry

Two new reports from an expert panel on hydraulic fracturing in Nova Scotia suggest the process, if handled properly, does not pose a serious threat to groundwater supply, at least in that province.

The panel, led by Cape Breton University President David Wheeler, says the province’s stable geology will make contamination of drinking water wells less likely.

The panel says there’s little chance the fracking process itself could impact drinking water aquifers because the oil and gas deposits being sought are deep underground.

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However, it also says that operational practices at drilling sites must be carefully monitored and further research is needed to determine how fracking waste-water can be disposed of safely.

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