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Tuesday, December 11, 2012

Update on U.S. EPA study of fracking and drinking water

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency continues its essential work in studying the potential impacts of hydraulic fracturing on drinking water resources.  EPA has scheduled a series of technical workshops on analytical chemical methods related to that study and is seeking subject-matter experts to contribute to the workshops.  

EPA has also posted information and materials from five Technical Roundtables held in November on water acquisition, chemical mixing, well injection, produced water, and wastewater treatment.  

EPA plans to hold additional technical workshops in 2013 on water acquisition, assessing impacts, wastewater treatment, well construction/operation, and case studies.


  1. We're happy to be one of the E&P companies voluntarily participating in this EPA study. You should see the outline of the data they requested. Exhaustive doesn't even begin to describe it.

    1. That is a great public service, Mike. Thank you for participating.