EPA Releases Progress Report on Potential Impacts of Hydraulic Fracturing on Drinking Water Resources

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In light of its national study to understand the potential effects of hydraulic fracturing on drinking water, the EPA released a progress report on the effort in December 2012. The report summarizes the status of 18 research projects that are part of the overall study and offers updates on chemicals used during fracturing. The study was initiated at the request of Congress in 2010 and looks at the full lifespan of water in the hydraulic fracturing process.

Click here to read EPA’s hydraulic fracturing progress report in full.

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