EPA Publishes Scientific Papers for Hydraulic Fracturing Study


As part of EPA’s “Draft Assessment of the Potential Impacts of Hydraulic Fracturing for Oil and Gas on Drinking Water Resources,” the Agency has now published over 25 peer-reviewed research papers.  EPA conducted this original, independent, and peer-reviewed research to address key study questions. These papers include analysis of existing data, case studies, laboratory and toxicity studies, and scenario evaluations.  Together, these technical reports and journal articles, along with over 950 publications from other sources, have informed the development of the Hydraulic Fracturing Assessment Study. Future papers will also be posted as they become available.  The Agency is currently waiting for the Science Advisory Board (SAB) to complete their peer review of the Agency’s June 2015 Draft Assessment and expects to finalize the Assessment Report by the end of 2016.  For more information and to view the scientific papers, visit EPA’s website.


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