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Tuesday, January 29, 2013

U.S. EPA seeks experts to participate in hydraulic fracturing study technical workshops


The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has scheduled the  final four technical workshops for its study of the potential impacts of hydraulic fracturing on drinking water resources. EPA is seeking subject-matter experts to participate in the workshops. Nominations will be accepted through February 22, 2013.

The workshops:
  • Well Construction/Operation and Subsurface Modeling – April 16-17
  • Wastewater Treatment and Related Modeling – April 18
  • Water Acquisition Modeling: Assessing Impacts Through Modeling and Other Means – June 4
  • Hydraulic Fracturing Case Studies – June 5

Following the workshops, EPA will schedule technical roundtables "to discuss outcomes from the process." 

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