DAYTON, Ohio (WDTN) - Critics worry that underground drilling for natural gas and oil in the Dayton region could pollute the water.
Advocates of the procedure say you need to know how it works.
Crews pierce the ground with an hydraulic bit that runs through groundwater, which is 200 to 300 feet underground, to reach shale formations that are 6 to 8,000 feet underground. They then angle the equipment to make at horizontal tunnel through the shale.
Once the hole is made and lined repeatedly with cement and steel casings that act as a buffer, crews pump water, sand and chemicals into the fractured shale to extract pockets of natural gas and oil.
The entire Dayton region sits on a giant deposit of Utica shale and that is what makes our area so appealing.
2 News anchor, Mark Allan, investigates further in this special report.
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