Garrett County and Natural Gas - Risks and Benefits

A selection of categorized links to allow one to assess the risks and benefits of gas development in Garrett Conty.

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- 1760 - [September 2014] - Environmental Earth Science, Michael O. Schwartz - "Modelling the hypothetical methane-leakage in a shale-gas project and the impact on groundwater quality"
"The hypothetical leakage of methane gas caused by fracking a 1,000-m deep Cretaceous clay-stone horizon at Damme, Germany, is simulated in a TOUGHREACT reactive-transport model with 5,728 elements. A hypothetical leakage zone connects the Cretaceous horizon with a Quaternary potable-water aquifer (q1). Methane gas rises up to the q1 horizon in less than 2 days in all calculated scenarios. The simulations include the major constituents of groundwater as well as the seven most hazardous trace components that are natural constituents of groundwater (As, Cd, Cr, Ni, Pb, Se and U)."