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“EPA to Release Some Fracking Study Sample Results in Weeks”

The EPA’s fracking study will not be published until December 2014. Pennsylvania figures prominently in the study. The EPA is looking at sites in Washington, Bradford, and Susquehanna counties.

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 more at: thetimes-tribune.com

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