Gallery: EPA Finds Fracking Chemicals in Wyoming Groundwater, Oil and G...

 

Late last week the United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) released a preliminary report that they’ve found dangerous levels of toxic chemicals related to hydraulic fracturing (or fracking) in aquifers near drinking water wells in the heavily fracked town of Pavillion, Wyoming. The EPA is currently conducting a study into the impact of fracking on drinking water, and the full study is expected to be finished at the end of 2012. In reaction to the release of the investigation in Pavillion, the oil and gas industry has gone on the full defensive over the weekend releasing statements that attempt to rip apart the EPA’s findings.

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