ARLINGTON, Texas, Sept. 22 (UPI) — Chemists have found signs of contamination in well water samples collected throughout the Eagle Ford Shale region in Texas.Scientists found evidence of dissolved gases as well as spikes in levels of volatile organic compounds in well water samples. They also found unusual chloride-bromide ratios. The evidence suggests the contamination is a result of industrial or agricultural activity in the region.
“The infrequent detection of volatile organic compounds in the groundwater overlying the Eagle Ford Shale is certainly good news for citizens,” Kevin Schug, a chemist at the University of Texas at Arlington, said in a news release. “However, there were instances of abnormalities on the water that we cannot quite explain.”
Water water everywhere with more contamination being found every day.