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Articles in the Drilling Down series from The New York Times examine the risks of natural-gas drilling and efforts to regulate this rapidly growing industry. 

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Chemicals and Toxic Materials That Come With Hydrofracking
 INTERACTIVE: Chemicals and Toxic Materials That Come With Hydrofracking

Interactive graphic of the chemicals and toxins that come with hydrofracking. Hazards in extracting gas and in waste disposal.

Natural Gas and Polluted Air
 VIDEO: Natural Gas and Polluted Air

Garfield County is at the heart of Colorado's natural gas gold rush. Residents there complain of air quality problems.

Regulation Lax as Gas Wells’ Tainted Water Hits Rivers
Regulation Lax as Gas Wells’ Tainted Water Hits Rivers

A method to extract more natural gas often produces wastewater laced with toxic substances.

February 27, 2011USNEWS
Wastewater Recycling No Cure-All in Gas Process

Though it has helped the natural gas industry reduce its wastewater, recycling has not eliminated all the hazards.

March 2, 2011USNEWS
Pressure Limits Efforts to Police Drilling for Gas

Amid pressure, regulators are divided over the scope of their powers, leading to limited enforcement and narrowed research.

March 4, 2011USNEWS
E.P.A. Steps Up Scrutiny of Pollution in Pennsylvania Rivers

Radioactivity levels are safe, state regulators say, but the Environmental Protection Agency wants more tests.

March 8, 2011SCIENCENEWS

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Extracting Natural Gas From Rock

A look at the process and hazards of hydraulic fracturing.

Toxic Contamination From Natural Gas Wells

An interactive map showing natural gas wells in Pennsylvania that produce wastewater containing corrosive salts and radioactive and carcinogenic materials.

Documents: Natural Gas's Toxic Waste

Review documents obtained by The Times through open records requests and by visiting various regional offices that oversee drilling in Pennsylvania.

Documents: Politics, Recycling and Tracking of Natural Gas Waste
Documents: Politics, Recycling and Tracking of Natural Gas Waste

Review documents obtained by The Times through open records requests and by visiting various regional offices that oversee drilling in Pennsylvania.

Documents: The Debate Over the Hydrofracking Study’s Scope

Review documents obtained by The Times related to the Environmental Protection Agency’s study of the environmental impacts of hydrofracking.

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