Trends In Fracking Groundwater Contamination Litigation

Law360, New York (October 30, 2012, 1:22 PM EDT) -- Hydraulic fracturing, also referred to as “fracking,” has received significant public attention in recent years. This has, not surprisingly, led private plaintiff lawyers to file numerous tort suits alleging the process caused groundwater contamination.

Hydraulic fracturing involves injecting large volumes of water, propping agents (such as sand) and chemicals thousands of feet below ground to create or restore small fractures in the reservoir rock in order to stimulate production from new and existing oil and gas wells. Although recent technological advances have made its use more...
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