API: USGS did better job testing Pavillion water than EPA

10/29/2012
Analysis of US Geological Survey testing of water samples taken from one of two US Environmental Protection Agency monitoring wells at Pavillion, Wyo., raises questions about the how EPA constructed monitoring wells and tested water samples, an American Petroleum Institute spokesman said. Some Pavillion residents complained about drinking water, suggesting natural gas drilling and hydraulic fracturing contaminated certain water wells. In December 2011, EPA said it was "likely" that fracing contributed to water contamination based upon results from EPA's two deep monitoring wells. EPA released its conclusion in a draft report that identified levels of methane, ethane, diesel comp...
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