02 May '12, 9am

Fracking Did Contaminate Wyoming Town's Wells, Independent Review Confirms

Fracking Did Contaminate Wyoming Town's Wells, Independent Review Confirms

Remember that EPA report that said fracking was likely responsible for the contamination of wells in Pavillion, Wyoming ? Well, a new review, commissioned by NRDC, the Wyoming Outdoor Council, Sierra Club and the Oil & Gas Accountability Project, concurs and confirms what the EPA report found. NRDC sums up the findings of hydrologist Tom Myers: Chemical contaminants found in Pavillion domestic water wells and EPA's monitoring wells have been linked to either the gas well production or hydraulic fracturing process. The EPA's investigation is scientifically sound and demonstrates in a scientifically reliable way that chemical contaminants from the gas production zone reached the geologic formations between the gas production wells and the domestic water wells in the area. There are higher than background concentration levels of potassium and chloride that support the conclus...

Full article: http://www.treehugger.com/fossil-fuels/fracking-did-conta...

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  1. 02 May '12, 10pm

    Now what!?

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