CSU research could help track fracking fluid

DENVER BUSINESS JOURNAL - Research now underway at Colorado State University could eventually help track where chemicals used in hydraulic fracturing wind up once they're injected into the ground.

Vivian Li and William Sanford are partnering on research, which received its funding from the CSU Water Center. Li is an assistant professor in the Department of Design and Merchandising, and Sanford is an associate professor in the Department of Geosciences.

Hydraulic fracturing, or "fracking" as it's often called, uses chemicals and water injected under pressure deep into the ground to crack open rocks and free up tracking oil and natural gas. But the process has become the target of scrutiny amid concerns the chemicals used could pose a threat to human health.

Read more at the Denver Business Journal: http://bit.ly/1llFXdw

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