Funded by RPSEA and Industry
The EFD Team is working with the prime contractor, GSI Environmental Inc. to develop practical and cost-effective methods to address environmental risks associated with shale gas development. These risks, as expressed by legislators, regulatory agencies, and the general public; are a) potential emissions of volatile air contaminants from produced water impoundments, b) potential impacts of methane and other gases on groundwater resources, and c) ineffective treatment, disposal, or re-use of produced water due to insufficient analytical characterization.
The objective is to develop and evaluate scientifically-based protocols for the effective sampling, analysis, and interpretation of data during the monitoring and investigation of critical waste streams and potential environmental impacts. This project will provide key industry stakeholders with accurate protocols for making informed decisions regarding the monitoring and mitigation of environmental risks.
The project team will evaluate sampling and testing technologies and develop decision-making protocols for three critical environmental issues, including:
If you would like to get involved in one of our advisory committees associated with the effort, please send a note to Rich Haut: rhaut@HARCresearch.org.