Check out this thorough report from Wyoming Public Radio, which aired on Open Spaces, by clicking here or on the link below.
Congress speaks out about EPA’s Pavillion report
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The EPA says, in a draft report, that hydraulic fracturing, or fracking, likely contaminated Wyoming drinking water
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.
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