Fracking: How Isotope Hydrology can Support Environmental Assessments to Help Protect Groundwater

Any industrial activity near water reserves could, in principle, cause contamination. Isotope hydrology offers a unique combination of methods to monitor water quality and trace the source of pollution if any is identified. Increasingly, countries are making use of this technology to protect surface and ground water near sites used for oil extension with a technique known as fracking. Read more.

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