EPA draft findings of Pavillion, Wyoming ground water investigation indicate water contamination likely associated with fracking; open for public comment and independent scientific review
Green Car Congress
DECEMBER 9, 2011
The US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) released a draft analysis of data from its Pavillion, Wyoming ground water investigation, indicating that ground water in the aquifer contains compounds likely associated with gas production practices, including hydraulic fracturing. In the report, EPA notes that water wells in the area overlie the Pavillion gas field, which has 169 production wells extracting gas from the lower Wind River Formation and underlying Fort Union Formation.