EPA Implicates Fracking In Pollution

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Sand mining. Photo source: ©© MJM


The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency announced Thursday for the first time that fracking, a controversial method of improving the productivity of oil and gas wells, may be to blame for causing groundwater pollution.

The practice is called hydraulic fracturing and involves pumping pressurized water, sand and chemicals underground to open fissures and improve the flow of oil or gas to the surface…

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EPA’s Study of Hydraulic Fracturing and Its Potential Impact on Drinking Water Resources, EPA

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