Click here or on the image above to read the EPA’s draft report on its investigation into water contamination in Pavillion, Wyoming.

Pavillion-area residents have said for years that their domestic water wells were good and clean until an oil and gas company started drilling and hydraulically fracturing or “fracking” near their homes to produce natural gas.

The EPA’s report includes details of the chemical contamination found in water wells that were drilled by the EPA for the purposes of the agency’s investigation, as well as information about contaminants found in domestic water wells.

The water wells were found to be contaminated by dangerous levels of cancer-causing benzene, methane, diesel- and gasoline-range compounds and chemicals often associated with fracking.



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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