Andrew Nelson

Andrew Nelson

Jul 29, 2014

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    About This Project

    New mining practices, referred to often as “fracking”, have unlocked significant reserves of natural gas. The value of the gas is substantial, but the potential for environmental impact is largely unexplored. For example, unlocking natural gas by fracking also can liberate natural radioactivity. This research aims to understand if areas of intense hydraulic fracturing can increase levels of radioactivity in nearby surface waters and sediments. Watch the Video at the right