Natural Resources Secretary and California Environmental Protection Agency Secretary Confirm No Drinking Water Contamination

Natural Resources Secretary and California Environmental Protection Agency Secretary Confirm No Drinking Water Contamination

California Natural Resources Agency | March 10, 2015 | by Richard Stapler

California Environmental Protection Agency Secretary Matthew Rodriquez and Natural Resources Secretary John Laird confirmed at a March 10th hearing: disposal wells for oil recovery are not polluting groundwater suitable for human consumption.

The day before the hearing, the US EPA sent a letter formally approving California’s current plan to safeguard groundwater supply. Since July 2014, as part of an ongoing assessment by the State Water Resources Control Board, drinking water wells that were potentially at risk underwent repeated testing only to find no evidence of contamination by oil production fluids.

These studies confirming proper disposal techniques and federal/state regulator agreement on the industrial prevention successes continues to prove California’s commitment to environmentally responsible domestic energy production.

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