11 Dec '11, 3am

EPA finds toxic chemicals in water supply near fracking sites in Wyoming via @mongabay

The samples were consistent with chemicals identified in earlier EPA results released in 2010 and are generally below established health and safety standards. To ensure a transparent and rigorous analysis, EPA is releasing these findings for public comment and will submit them to an independent scientific review panel. The draft findings announced today are specific to Pavillion, where the fracturing is taking place in and below the drinking water aquifer and in close proximity to drinking water wells – production conditions different from those in many other areas of the country.

Full article: http://news.mongabay.com/2011/1209-fracking_pavillion.html

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