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...

This is a preview of the full article

Our market news and price data is reserved for registered users only.

Current customer? Login now

All of our industrial minerals price data and news is now available only through our new platform. Learn more about the intelligence we offer by visiting our Fastmarkets flagship website. If you are familiar with our reliable and trusted intelligence, fill out a request a quote form today to hear from our friendly sales staff who will create a custom license for you.


Interested in lithium prices? We now offer lithium prices and coverage free for reference. Click here to read all about it.

Interested in the wider electrification market?
Join our growing community of participants who want to learn more about electrification and how this market is developing.