November 15, 2011

Hydraulic fracturing to extract natural gas has contaminated groundwater in Pavillion, Wyoming

A study released by the US Environmental Protection Agency on November 8, 2011 finds that regional hydraulic fracturing to extract natural gas from underground has contaminated groundwater supplies in the rural town of Pavillion, Wyoming with toxic and carcinogenic chemicals, as well as 50 times the safe amount of benzene.

Sources: MSNBC, Smart Planet

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