Purity Concerns German Beer Brewers Foaming over Fracking

Forget environmental concerns: When it comes to fracking, Germans are worried about how it might affect beer quality. In a letter to several ministries in Berlin, brewers expressed concern that the exploitation of shale gas could contaminate water supplies and thus violate the beer purity law of 1516.
German brewers worry that fracking might contaminate the water they use for beer.

German brewers worry that fracking might contaminate the water they use for beer.

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mbw -- with wires
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