New Study, EPA Report Highlight Fracking’s Risk to Groundwater

Another U.S. study has found that hydraulic fracking, which triggers small- to medium-sized earthquakes, can change the chemistry and quality of groundwater.

The report comes at the same time the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has released the final version of its five-year-long study on fracking, which confirms that all stages of the brute force technology “can impact and have impacted drinking water resources” and that impacts vary “in frequency and severity” depending on location, the scale of operations, and technologies used.

https://thetyee.ca/News/2016/12/17/EPA-Report-Highlight-Fracking-Risk/

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