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EPA to Probe Gas Drilling Toll on Drinking Water

The Environmental Protection Agency is trying to determine whether hydraulic fracturing is contaminating drinking water supplies. Hydraulic fracturing or fracking, involves the high-pressure injection of millions of gallons of water, along with sand and chemical additives, deep underground to extract natural gas trapped in shale rock.

The EPA will examine drilling sites in Pennsylvania as well as other states. The earliest results will be available in 2012.

Read more: http://thetimes-tribune.com/news/gas-drilling/EPA-to-probe-gas-drilling-toll-on-drinking-water-1.1227615.

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