Thursday, November 10, 2011

EPA Finds Compound Used in Fracking in Wyoming Aquifer

 
by Abrahm Lustgarten
ProPublica, Nov. 10, 2011, 1:10 p.m
[Excerpted]
"...A pair of environmental monitoring wells drilled deep into an aquifer in Pavillion, Wyo., contain high levels of cancer-causing compounds and at least one chemical commonly used in hydraulic fracturing, according to new water test results released yesterday by the Environmental Protection Agency. 

"The findings are consistent with water samples the EPA has collected from at least 42 homes in the area since 2008, when ProPublica began reporting on foul water and health concerns in Pavillion and the agency started investigating reports of contamination there..."

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