Myth: Hydraulic fracturing has contaminated local groundwater.

Myth:  Hydraulic fracturing has contaminated local groundwater.

Fact:  There are no confirmed incidents of fracturing operations contaminating groundwater. Fracking has been used in more than one million wells in the United States, and studies by the Environmental Protection Agency, the Ground Water Protection Council and have confirmed no direct link between hydraulic fracturing operations and the contamination of groundwater drinking supplies. The wells are drilled thousands of feet below the aquifers, and the groundwater is protected by casing.  The EPA is currently conducting another study which is expected to be completed by Fall of 2012.

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