Long-Awaited EPA Study Finds Fracking Has Not Led to Widespread Water Contamination

Long-Awaited EPA Study Finds Fracking Has Not Led to Widespread Water Contamination

Energy In Depth | June 04, 2015 | by Katie Brown, PhD

Today, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is releasing its long awaited, five-year study, which finds “hydraulic fracturing activities have not led to widespread, systematic impacts to drinking water resources.”

As many have noted, this is the most important study on hydraulic fracturing to come out over the past five years – a fact that EPA’s Science Advisor and Deputy Assistant Administrator of EPA’s Office of Research and Development pointed to in a press release,

“It is the most complete compilation of scientific data to date, including over 950 sources of information, published papers, numerous technical reports, information from stakeholders and peer-reviewed EPA scientific reports.”

EPA today also released nine peer-reviewed scientific reports, which played a big role in contributing to EPA’s overall groundwater study.

Read more here.

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