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Scientists Close To Testing Tracers For Drilling Fluid

It's one of the most hotly debated issues dogging the oil and gas drilling industry: Is the now-widespread use of a drilling method called "fracking" a threat to groundwater? StateImpact reporter Dave Fehling found some answers by visiting a laboratory in Houston. But he begins his story in Austin, where state officials had gotten a scare.

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Dave Fehling

Energy & Environment Reporter for StateImpact

Dave Fehling is KUHF's Energy and Environment Reporter. His reporting is a part of StateImpact, a collaboration with KUT in Austin and NPR...