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By Julia Reischel on Friday, Dec. 9, 2011 - 1:19 am
Above: A photo from the EPA's draft report of contaminated groundwater being sampled in Pavillion, Wyoming. Note the foam. Photo on page 3 of Appendix D of "Draft: Investigation into Groundwater Contamination in Pavillion, Wyoming." For the first time, a... Read more
By Julia Reischel on Wednesday, Aug. 3, 2011 - 4:54 pm
Natural gas well in Pennsylvania, July 2011. Photo by Jerry Dincher, via Flickr. The New York Times' Ian Urbina, who has been spearheading the Grey Lady's coverage of hydraulic fracturing, has uncovered what seems to be the first documented case of... Read more
By Julia Reischel on Saturday, Jul. 9, 2011 - 10:13 am
Roundup, a common herbicide, was sprayed this week along roads running next to the Pepacton Reservoir, which supplies much of New York City's vast supply of unfiltered drinking water. Our columnist Ellen Verni sent us a photo of a notice posted on... Read more
By Julia Reischel on Wednesday, Mar. 2, 2011 - 8:20 am
Radium contamination in Pennsylvania wells, part of the New York Times series on natural gas hydraulic fracturing. Hydraulic fracturing, or fracking, has finally hit the big time. Not only did the New York Times make the issue the subject of a front-page... Read more
By Julia Reischel on Thursday, Nov. 11, 2010 - 10:49 am
The federal Environmental Protection Agency is resorting to a subpoena to get engineering firm Halliburton to reveal its secret recipe for hydraulic fracturing, multiple news agencies are reporting this morning. The order is part of the EPA's effort to... Read more
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