August 11, 2011
Does Fracking Contaminate Water?
Abrahm Lustgarten, ProPublica
For years the drilling industry has steadfastly insisted that there has never been a proven case in which fracking has led to contamination of drinking water.
Now Environmental Working Group, an advocacy organization engaged in the debate over the safety of fracking, has unearthed a 24-year-old case study  by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency that unequivocally says such contamination has occurred. The New York Times reported  on EWG's year-long research effort and the EPA's paper Wednesday.
TAGGED: pollution, drinking water, fracking