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Md. students gather data for gas-drilling study


Some high school students in Frostburg, Md. are monitoring the quality of the area’s drinking water in anticipation of natural gas drilling, the Associated Press reports. The Allegany County school board said Monday that environmental science students at Mountain Ridge High School have received a grant of more than $69,000 to collect water samples monthly for several years. The money is from the State Farm insurance company’s Youth Advisory Board. The information that the students are compiling now will become baseline data to determine whether the gas-drilling technique called hydraulic fracturing has any effect on drinking water quality…

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