EPA: Drinking Water Safe From Fracking


frackingThe Environmental Protection Agency on Thursday released its assessment of hydraulic fracturing on drinking water and found it to be largely safe.

“We did not find evidence that these mechanisms have led to widespread, systemic impacts on drinking water resources in the United States,” the EPA concluded after a national assessment. “Although proximity of hydraulic fracturing activities to a drinking water resource is not in and of itself sufficient for an impact to occur, it does increase the potential for impacts.”

The EPA also noted that there is “insufficient” data from before and after fracking to assess the quality of water that could be exposed to chemicals used to loosen earth and rock in order to free oil and gas deposits underground. Read more at EPA.gov.

{Andy Heller-Matzav.com Newscenter}