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That is largely a permanent change to the aquifer, but there can also be shorter-term, reversible surface movements tied to fluctuating groundwater levels.
Cabot has long insisted the gas in Dimock’s aquifer is naturally occurring, saying its pre-drill testing of thousands of private water wells in the area show a high percentage with methane.
The drilling itself is no different than that done for municipal disposal wells that penetrate through the aquifer much closer to areas of water production than is the Well Site.
In the case of some well permits, court records show that DNR staff expressed reservations to superiors about granting a new permit to pump more water from aquifers.
Eventually, the deepest wells tapped a level were radium, a natural radioactive element present in a deep aquifer locally, was more prevalent, according to historical records.
As groundwater is pumped to make up for shortfalls, ancient aquifers could run dry.
The aquifer is composed of sand and gravel deposits.
Pipelines carrying fuel and fracking chemicals leak into waterways and aquifers, and pipeline compressors emit toxins into the air.
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aquifer and Agriculture
The vast but relatively shallow Ogallala Aquifer lies beneath the Great Plains, under portions of eight states. Its thickness ranges from a few feet to more than a thousand feet. The Ogallala yields about 30 percent of the nation's groundwater used for irrigation in agriculture, and provides drinking water for most of the people within the area. But for many years more water has been extracted from the Ogallala than has been returned, and the situation today is of great concern.
Origin and Etymology of aquifer
First Known Use: 1897See Words from the same year
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