ongoing national study currently underway to better understand any potential impacts of hydraulic fracturing on drinking water resources. Results of the study, which Congress requested EPA to complete, are expected to be released in a draft for public and peer review in 2014. The update provided today outlines work currently underway, including the status of research projects that will inform the final study. It is important to note that while this progress report outlines the framework for the final study, it does not draw conclusions about the potential impacts of hydraulic fracturing on drinking water resources, which will be made in the final study.Previous EPA reports related to drinking water and hydrofracking are available here under the "EPA publications" header.
Wednesday, January 23, 2013
EPA Releases Study of the Potential Impacts of Hydraulic Fracturing on Drinking Water Resources Progress Report
Recently, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) released its Study of the Potential Impacts of Hydraulic Fracturing on Drinking Water Resources Progress Report (Dec. 2012). The 278-page report available here, according to the agency press release provides an update on the EPA's,