Pavillion in Wyoming Has Groundwater CContaminated by Hydraulic Fracturing Study Finds

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(Photo Credit: Pavillion Area Concerned Citizens)

Article courtesy of NEELA BANERJEE | March 29, 2016 | inside climate news | Shared as educational material

Hydraulic fracturing and other oil and gas operations contaminated the groundwater in Pavillion, Wyoming, according to a new study by Stanford University scientists. The findings raise concerns about possible water pollution in other heavily fracked and geologically similar communities in the U.S. West, and the authors recommend further monitoring of the region in Wyoming’s groundwater, as well as regulations governing fracking at shallow depths and more extensive cement work on production casings. Read more online:

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