EPA in 1987 Found Fracking Contaminated Water

An environmental group unearthed a 1987 U.S. Environmental Protection Agency finding, which the agency has ignored for years, that concluded that hydraulic fracturing of a deep natural gas well in Jackson County, W.Va., contaminated groundwater and private wells. The gas drilling industry has hydraulically fractured hundreds of thousands of wells since. The group recommends a moratorium on fracking, which is exempt from regulations, near drinking water until a comprehensive risk evaluation is performed.
August 3, 2011
 

An environmental group unearthed a 1987 U.S. Environmental Protection Agency finding, which the agency has ignored for years, that concluded that hydraulic fracturing of a deep natural gas well in Jackson County, W.Va., contaminated groundwater and private wells. The gas drilling industry has hydraulically fractured hundreds of thousands of wells since. The group recommends a moratorium on fracking, which is exempt from regulations, near drinking water until a comprehensive risk evaluation is performed.

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