Fracking Can Contaminate Drinking Water

A reliance on natural gas sometimes blinds policy makers to local pollution.

“Eight years ago, people in Pavillion, Wyo., living in the middle of a natural gas basin, complained of a bad taste and smell in their drinking water.”

Peer-reviewed and published by former EPA scientist, Dominic DiGiulio, in Environmental Science and Technology, this study suggests that water wells in Pavillion, typically inlined pits, are badly contaminated with chemicals linked to fracking.

Read about DiGiulio’s findings in the Scientific American.

A cartoon on the dangers of fracking.