Monday, November 14, 2011

New evidence of fracking dangers

Posted By on Mon, Nov 14, 2011 at 12:59 PM

Another piece of evidence is in that suggests it's best not to take gas industry assurances about environmental risks of fracking with a grain of salt. From ProPublica:

As the country awaits results from a nationwide safety study on the natural gas drilling process of fracking, a separate government investigation into contamination in a place where residents have long complained that drilling fouled their water has turned up alarming levels of underground pollution.

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.

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