USGS studying the potential impacts of gas drilling on water supplies in NY

Nicholas A. Tonelli via flickr
June 11, 2014

Without better maps of New York’s underground geology, experts argue it will be harder to measure the environmental impacts of hydraulic fracturing.  Fracking is still banned here, but the U-S Geological Survey is creating a measuring stick by which those impacts could be judged.  Bill Kappel spoke with Crystal Sarakas about how the agency is preparing for the possibility of widespread gas drilling in New York.
Bill Kappel presented his work at a recent Binghamton University "Conversations in the Disciplines" conference on fracking. You can view archived video of the conference here.