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EPA fracking report offers few answers on drinking water

 


WASHINGTON — Is hydraulic fracturing — better known as fracking — safe, as the oil and gas industry claims? Or does the controversial drilling technique that has spurred a domestic energy boom contaminate drinking water, as environmental groups and other critics charge?

After six years and more than $29 million, the Environmental Protection Agency says it doesn't know.

A new report issued Tuesday said fracking poses a risk to drinking water in some circumstances, but a lack of information precludes a definitive statement on how severe the risk is.

http://www.startribune.com/epa-data-gaps-block-verdict-on-fracking-drinking-water/406272216/

 

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