12 Dec '11, 12pm

EPA Links Wyoming Water Contamination to Fracking | Care2 Causes

EPA Links Wyoming Water Contamination to Fracking | Care2 Causes

In a new report released on December 8, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency for the first time officially blamed water contamination on a natural gas drilling method known as hydraulic fracturing, or “fracking.” The process involves pumping a slurry of sand, water, and chemicals deep into the ground to crack the bedrock and release pockets of methane, which is how EPA says the drilling company EnCana contaminated groundwater outside Pavillion, Wyoming. Fracking Chemicals Found in Drinking Wells EPA first found contaminates in drinking water wells around Pavillion in 2008. After a second round of testing in 2010 and some isolated methane explosions, EPA warned residents not to drink their water and to ventilate their homes when bathing and showering. In the latest round of tests EPA, found at least 10 compounds known to be used in fracking fluids in deep test wells. En...

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