EPA releases update on its hydraulic fracturing study
December 21, 2012 ·
The EPA says results of the study should be released in 2014. Eighteen research projects are underway, that are contributing to the study.
The Environmental Protection Agency is studying how hydraulic fracturing impacts drinking water resources.
In a press release, the agency says this progress report does not draw conclusions about the potential impacts. That will be made in the final study, expected to be released in 2014.
The agency will be holding webinars in January on the new information.
The study is looking at water acquisition, chemical mixing, well injection, flowback and produced water, and wastewater treatment and disposal.