10 Dec '11, 4pm

Shocking Revelation: EPA Declares 'Fracking May Be To Blame For Causing Groundwater Pollution'

Shocking Revelation: EPA Declares 'Fracking May Be To Blame For Causing Groundwater Pollution'

Kyle Taylor /CC BY 2.0 Wyoming landscape. If your water tastes polluted, smells polluted, and makes you feel polluted, then damn it it's polluted. I guess they figured that out finally. They being the field sampling and lab testing experts under contract to USEPA. The Trib.com reports that "The EPA found that compounds likely associated with fracking chemicals had been detected in the groundwater beneath Pavillion, a small community in central Wyoming where residents say their well water reeks of chemicals." So there you have it. Actual scientific evidence that fracking fracked up a small town's water supply. (Pavillion WY has 165 people, 77 households, and 50 families.) Realize that groundwater moves very slowly and it will take years, perhaps decades, for dilution to be the answer to that pollution. The Inhofe gang already has announced the study was "not based on sound ...

Full article: http://www.treehugger.com/fossil-fuels/shocking-revelatio...

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