From The Times-Tribune:
Sample results from case study sites in Pennsylvania and across the country are expected to be released in weeks as part of an ongoing federal study of the potential impact of hydraulic fracturing on water supplies.
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency issued a progress report for the closely watched study on Dec. 21, but the update primarily described the framework of the broad investigation and drew no conclusions about whether the oil and gas extraction process poses a risk to drinking water.
Read the rest of this story here.The progress report also did not include results from two rounds of sampling the agency completed at each of five case study sites where residents suspect drilling has impacted their drinking water in Bradford, Susquehanna and Washington counties in Pennsylvania and Colorado, North Dakota and Texas.
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