Posted by: Sandy Steinman | December 9, 2011

Wyoming Water Contaminated By “Fracking”

A story on National Public Radio reports that the Environmental Protection Agency has confirmed that fracking drilling in Wyoming is contaminating drinking water in the town of Pavilion.

“The Environmental Protection Agency released a draft study Thursday tying the technique, formally called hydraulic fracturing, to high levels of chemicals found in ground water in the small town of Pavillion, Wyo. EPA scientists found high levels of benzene, a known carcinogen, and synthetic glycol and alcohol, commonly found in hydraulic fracturing fluid.”

Read more at NPR  EPA Connects Fracking To Water Contamination


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