(NEWSER) – If you live near a fracking site, go pour yourself a nice, clean glass of water, because the Department of Energy is pretty sure it's safe. In a landmark study, federal researchers tagged fracking fluids with special markers at a Pennsylvania drilling site before injecting those fluids into the ground at the standard depth of more than 8,000 feet. They then watched for traces about 3,000 feet above that, and found absolutely nothing during their year of monitoring, indicating that the chemical-laced fluids stayed down—and roughly a mile away from any drinking aquifers, the AP reports.
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