[Mark] Miller (CEO of Cuadrilla Resources) told MPs it would be 'near-impossible' for any of the fracking liquid pumped underground to breach the well and contaminate any underground water aquifers. If there was any break in the well wall, he said, they could repair it within three to five days. Miller also said the company was testing the surrounding soils, streams and air to provide a baseline in case of any future claims about contamination from the site.They might want to learn about Pennsylvania.
Fracking is hitting the U.K.
The Ecologist has an interesting story up. Apparently, the United Kingdom is considering hydraulic fracturing to get at natural gas. People there are worried about water pollution.