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Marcellus Shale Risk Assessment – Final Draft

The final draft "Assessment of Risks from Unconventional Gas Well Development in the Marcellus Shale of Western Maryland", co-authored by the Maryland Departments of the Environment and Natural Resources, was released on January 20th, 2015. The final draft includes Departmental responses to comments received on an October 3rd draft released for public review (comment period closed on November 17th) as well as associated revisions to the Executive Summary Report and technical Appendices.

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Departmental Responses to Comments (Organized by Group)