Apr 29, 2011

NGWA Offers Short Course on Hydraulic Fracturing of Marcellus Shale

Introductory-level course will include information on contamination and testing

A group eight instructors will explore issues surrounding oil and gas development using hydraulic fracturing in the Marcellus shale and its relationship to groundwater quality May 5 in Baltimore in a course offered by the National Ground Water Assn. (NGWA).

In the introductory-level course, participants will learn:

• How to differentiate between actual and perceived potential for groundwater contamination;
• How states track water quality;
• What to look for, and when to look for it, when testing wells and water; and
• How to separate fact from hype and resources to help do so.

The course is taking place concurrently with the last day of NGWA’s 2011 NGWA Ground Water Summit, also in Baltimore.