EPA claim fracking does not impact drinking water criticised

By Kasia Patel
Published: Friday, 05 February 2016

The report published by the US Environmental Protection Agency has been described as too vague by the body's Science Advisory Board to serve the public. Concerns have also been expressed regarding instances where drinking water has been affected.

A study published by the US Environmental Production Agency (EPA) in June last year asserting that hydraulic fracturing (fracking) has not had a "widespread, systemic" impact on drinking water has been described by scientists as too vague to serve the public.

A 31-member Science Advisory Board review panel analysed the...

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