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NC fracking commissioners vow to relax state water testing standard

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Posted: Saturday, September 28, 2013 9:48 pm

RALEIGH — North Carolina’s fracking commissioners said Friday that fracking is so inherently safe that they will recommend relaxing the standard by which operators will have to test local well water before they begin drilling for natural gas.

The state’s current testing standard, the strictest in the nation, is designed to give residents a legal remedy against the threat of chemical contamination of wells and aquifers from natural gas drilling.

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