The EPA announced this week that they have confirmed that fluids from the hydraulic fracturing process, also called fracking, have polluted drinking water in Wyoming.
This is big news for a lot of supporters who have toted that there has “never been a confirmed case of water pollution” due to fracking. Well, now there has.
You pump a cocktail of water, chemicals and sand into the ground at high volumes and velocities for the sole purpose of creating underground fissures to release small pockets of natural gas from the rock and are… surprised an accident happens?
Residents have been warned not to drink, cook or take baths in the water. But fracking in the area will not be put on hold.
Amy Mall, a senior policy analyst at the Natural Resources Defense Council, said the EPA’s report “validates things Americans all over the country have been saying for years.