Hydrofracking in Focus
An overview of the science behind gas extraction via hydraulic fracturing, including potential groundwater impacts and the treatment of wastewater.
Speaker: Avner Vengosh, Ph.D
Avner Vengosh is a Professor of Earth and Ocean Sciences at Duke University’s Nicholas School of the Environment. His research links environmental geochemistry and hydrology in order to better understand water contamination and human health. His current research includes the impact of gas drilling and hydrofracking on the quality of shallow groundwater, salinization of water resources in the Middle East and Northern Africa, naturally occurring contaminants (arsenic, fluoride, boron) and radioactivity in water resources, and the impact of coal combustion residues on the environment. Dr. Vengosh received his Ph.D. from the Australian National University.
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