An environmental study published earlier this month in the journal Science of the Total Environment found dozens of water wells in South Texas are contaminated with toxic compounds associated with oil and gas extraction and production. In the study, scientists from Dallas-based Inform Environmental, the University of Texas at Arlington, Tarleton State, the University of North Texas, and Ohio State took samples from 77 private water wells in the Eagle Ford Shale oil field spanning six South Texas counties. The researchers found signs of dissolved gas present in the water, abnormal chloride/bromide ratios indicative of contamination, and volatile organic compounds ... Read More
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