METHANE - The Salt Lake Tribune News from The Salt Lake Tribune en-us (Webmaster) Study: Leaky pipes and seals, not fracking, tainted water <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="">Study: Leaky pipes and seals, not fracking, tainted water</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By SETH BORENSTEIN</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-09-15T19:43:02.035-06:00">Updated Sep 15, 2014 07:43PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Washington • The drilling procedure called fracking didn’t cause much-publicized cases of tainted groundwater in areas of Pennsylvania and Texas, a new study finds. Instead, it blames the contamination on problems in pipes and seals in natural gas wells. After looking at dozens of cases of suspected contamination, the scientists focused on eight hydraulically fractured wells in those states, where they chemically linked the tainted water to the gas wells. They then used chemical analysis to fig...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-584175702014-09-15T19:43:02.035-06:00" id="#license-2014-09-15T19:43:02.035-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> Mon, 15 Sep 2014 19:43:02 MDT