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Assessment of the Potential Impacts of Hydraulic Fracturing for Oil and Gas on Drinking Water Resources

June 4, 2015
By United States Environmental Protection Agency

An exhaustive, four year study by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency found that fracking does not pose a significant threat of harm to the nation's water supply.

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An exhaustive, four year study by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency found that fracking does not pose a significant threat of harm to the nation's water supply. Fracking operations only rarely contaminated water, and then the cause was not the process itself but largely due to operator error or poor quality control.