EPA releases draft findings from Pavillion groundwater probe

01/02/2012
The US Environmental Protection Agency reported that its investigation of groundwater in Pavillion, Wyo., found chemicals consistent with natural gas production and hydraulic fracturing fluids there. EPA began investigating water-quality concerns in private drinking water wells 3 years ago at residents' requests in the West-Central Wyoming community, about 20 miles northwest of Riverton. Since that time, EPA said, it has worked with Wyoming state government officials, local residents, and Encana Oil & Gas (USA) Inc., the gas field's owner, to assess groundwater quality and identify potential contamination sources. Its Denver regional office released a draft analysis of its data for pu...
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