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LiberalEsto Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Dec-08-11 02:31 PM
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Gas-Fracking Chemicals Detected in Wyoming Aquifer, EPA Says
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Edited on Thu Dec-08-11 02:33 PM by LiberalEsto
Source: Bloomberg News

"The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency said for the first time it found chemicals used in extracting natural gas by hydraulic fracturing in a drinking water aquifer in west-central Wyoming.

Samples taken from two deep-water monitoring wells in Pavillion, Wyoming, showed synthetic chemicals such as glycols and alcohols consistent with gas production and hydraulic fracturing fluids, the agency said today in an e-mailed statement.

Residents in the area were told in 2010 to find other water sources for drinking and cooking."

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Gee, they FINALLY noticed that fracking might be a problem.

This is the first time the EPA has publicly linked fracking to groundwater contamination.
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