Fracking Threatens Drinking Water

The United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is completing a study on hydraulic fracturing for oil and gas, and its potential impact on drinking water. The study looks at how the fracking water lifecycle can impact drinking water sources. The conclusions in the draft report were simple: fracking absolutely threatens drinking water.

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Fracking Threatens Drinking Water

The US Environmental Protection Agency “...found specific instances where one or more of these mechanisms led to impacts on drinking water resources, including contamination of drinking water wells.”

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