The New York Times published a story yesterday about drilling that does a major disservice to its readers. The front-page article poses several questions about drilling and drinking water, and implies that water supplies in some northeastern cities could be tainted. It is an implication that isn't supported by the facts.
We are looking at the article in its entirety (as are many others, including the Marcellus Shale Coalition and Hot Air), but we did want to quickly address the part that mentions API. Regarding the draft version of an API study, the article states:
"The Times also found never-reported studies by the E.P.A. and a confidential study by the drilling industry that all concluded that radioactivity in drilling waste cannot be fully diluted in rivers and other waterways." (Empha... more »