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ERIC Number: EJ1061273
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2015-Feb
Pages: 6
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 10
ISSN: EISSN-1077-5315
Pre-Gas Drilling Drinking Water Testing--An Educational Opportunity for Extension
Swistock, Brian; Clark, James
Journal of Extension, v53 n1 Article 1IAW6 Feb 2015
The increase in shale gas drilling in Pennsylvania has resulted in thousands of landowners receiving predrilling testing of their drinking water. Landowners often have difficulty understanding test reports resulting in low awareness of pre-existing problems. Extension and several partners developed a program to improve understanding of pre-drilling water tests. Educational workshops with various companion publications and websites were used by 79% of participants, and follow-up evaluations found that nearly all were able to understand their test reports and that 80% had taken actions on their water supplies. The program represents an emerging educational opportunity for Extension in shale gas drilling regions.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Adult Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Pennsylvania