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In Rare Effort, Ohio Scientist To Test Water Before Fracking Soars

07/08/2014 12:12 pm ET | Updated Jul 08, 2014

As the shale gas boom was making its way into Ohio in 2012, University of Cincinnati scientist Amy Townsend-Small began testing private water wells in Carroll County, the epicenter of the Utica Shale. Her project, which includes samples of more than 100 wells, is one of the few sustained efforts in the nation to evaluate drinking water quality before, during and after gas drilling.

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