The Susquehanna River Basin Commission (SRBC), based in Harrisburg, PA, has established a 50-station remote water quality monitoring network to provide continuous, real-time data on local streams and rivers in an effort to determine whether hydraulic fracturing is impacting water quality in the basin.

“There’s a lot of misinformation and questions about transparency regarding what’s happening out there in the real world as far as Marcellus gas drilling,” says Tom Beauduy of the SRBC. “This monitoring network provides an excellent opportunity to provide the public with real data, and to serve as a sentinel for conditions out there.”

Read the full story: Network Monitors Water Quality in Shale Gas Drilling Region (pdf).