31 Jul '15, 7pm

Are Thousands Of Injection Wells Polluting L.A.'s Drinking Water? #California Officials Won't Say.

staff had prepared a draft report on their investigation into Cypress District injection wells meant to determine if any wells had been drilled into protected water supplies and whether or not they were being properly assessed for mechanical integrity to prevent leaks. The regulators also looked for fractures or other failures that would cause toxic injection fluids to seep into groundwater. But the DOGGR letter does not report on what the agency found after examining the L.A.-area wells, or otherwise characterize the extent of the potential threat to the public. The draft report itself “is under final administration review,” according to the letter, which means the public is being kept in the dark even while oil companies are allowed to continue injecting oil wastewater, which can contain high levels of cancer-causing benzene, and fluids from extreme oil recovery techniqu...

Full article: http://www.desmogblog.com/2015/07/31/thousands-california...

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