Fracking DNA could prevent water contamination disputes

By Emma Hughes
Published: Thursday, 10 January 2013

Tracer technology enables tracking of individual fracking projects

A new technology developed in the US could solve hydraulic fracturing (fracking) contamination disputes by assigning a unique ‘tracer’ code to individual projects.

BaseTrace, a spin-off from Duke University, says its new technology based on deoxyribonucleic acid (DNA), assigns a unique code to fracking fluid, enabling the identification...

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