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EPA: Fracking Has "Not Led to Widespread, Systemic Impacts on Drinking Water Resources"

Today’s release of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s report on hydraulic fracturing (“fracking”) concludes that this process for extracting oil and gas has “not led to widespread, systemic impacts on drinking water resources.” However, the EPA notes that there exist “potential vulnerabilities in the water lifecycle that could impact drinking water” and that contamination has occurred in a relatively small number of cases  ...

June 4, 2015 — Melissa C. Lott

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