EPA chief says fracking might have caused Pavillion water contamination

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From the Casper Star-Tribune:

The head of the Environmental Protection Agency says high levels of methane, benzene and chemicals found in two Wyoming water-monitoring wells are “of concern” and said hydraulic fracturing may be responsible.

Read more here.

Other posts you might want to see:

EPA’s Presentation to the Pavillion Community Nov. 2011

EPA’s November 2011 Report on Pavillion Water Contamination

Hydraulic fracturing: what we’d like to achieve

UW hydraulic fracturing forum benefited from public involvement

NYT: Fracking has contaminated drinking water

NPR: Worries over water as fracking becomes pervasive

Fracking linked to water contamination

Fracking not as safe as industry claims

‘I asked them for the data and they wouldn’t share it’



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