EPA: Fracking does not lead to widespread water contamination

By Kasia Patel
Published: Tuesday, 09 June 2015

Although the US Environmental Protection Agency noted a number of potential vulnerabilities in the drinking water lifecycle in conjunction with hydraulic fracturing (fracking) activities according to its draft assessment released last week, these were mainly hypothetical and on the whole the report supports the theory that, if carried out properly, fracking does not widely impact drinking water resources.

The US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has released the preliminary results of a report indicating that hydraulic fracturing (fracking) in the US has not led to a widespread impact on drinking water resources.

The draft assessment was published last week at the request of US Congress and may help to...

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