Huffpost Green

Maryland Students' Water Quality Monitoring Comes In Anticipation Of Gas Drilling

Posted: Updated:

FROSTBURG, Md. (AP) — Some high school students in Frostburg, Md. are monitoring the quality of the area's drinking water in anticipation of natural gas drilling.

The Allegany County school board said Monday that environmental science students at Mountain Ridge High School have received a grant of more than $69,000 to collect water samples monthly for several years. The money is from the State Farm insurance company's Youth Advisory Board.

The information that the students are compiling now will become baseline data to determine whether the gas-drilling technique called hydraulic fracturing has any effect on drinking water quality.

Hydraulic fracturing hasn't been permitted in Maryland. A state commission is studying its use in surrounding states to help regulators and legislators formulate policies for safe drilling.

Also on HuffPost:

Close
Drilling And Fracking Photos
of
Share
Tweet
Advertisement
Share this
close
Current Slide

Suggest a correction

Around the Web

Chesapeake Bay Monitoring - Maryland Department of Natural ...

Water Quality Monitoring Information and Data - Maryland ...

MDE Gives Local Students Test Kits for World Water Monitoring Day

Publications - USGS Water Resources of Maryland, Delaware, and ...

Water Quality | NSDL.org - National Science Digital Library

Biological indicators enhance water quality monitoring in Maryland's ...

Md. students gather data for gas-drilling study

Water Quality Study Shows Need for Testing at State Migrant Camps

Dutch Drinking Water May Be Hurt by Changing Climate, Pollution

From Our Partners