Hard Data Replaces Unknowns and Speculation

Colorado has upped its game with respect to putting a microscope on drinking water quality as it relates to oil and gas drilling and hydraulic fracturing operations in the state. A pilot program developed by Colorado State University, known as Colorado Water Watch, is a real-time groundwater monitoring program that uses a network of water quality sensors placed in water wells near oil and gas drilling sites in Weld County.

The idea is to allow scientists to monitor water quality data while simul...


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