EPA Seeks Outside Scientists To Review Fracking Report

Law360, New York (January 13, 2012, 7:04 PM EST) -- The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency is looking for outside scientists to peer-review a draft report finding that groundwater near an Encana Corp. gas field in Wyoming contains chemicals linked with hydraulic fracturing, according to a notice the agency plans to post Tuesday.

The EPA said it detected synthetic chemicals such as glycols and alcohols in samples from two deep monitoring wells the agency built in a Pavillion, Wyo., aquifer. The chemicals are used in gas production and hydraulic fracturing, or fracking, fluids, according to the agency....
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