Industry discredits another hydro-geologist in 3 … 2 … 1 …

May 6, 2012

oil and gas drilling

Two reports by hydro-geologist Tom Myers were released last week which address aquifer contamination from fracking chemicals injected into the ground. The first report summarizes the EPA Pavillion Wyoming study.

Investigation of Ground Water Contamination near Pavillion Wyoming

OBTW, I’ll know you’ll find this hard to believe:  EPA Fracking Study Announcement Was Delayed By Wyoming Officials
They said they’re worried the study puts Wyoming in a bad light. Actually they’re worried it puts the oil & gas industry in a bad light. Turns out they’re right.

The second report deals with the Marcellus Shale in the eastern U.S. but it deals with fracking, shale formation, and aquifer contamination. And it’s quite damning.

Potential Contaminant Pathways from Hydraulically Fractured Shale to Aquifers

Here’s a summary article:  New Study Predicts Frack Fluids Can Migrate to Aquifers Within Years

I said to my 3-year old grandson Bodi, “So, how long before industry officials are tripping over each other to discredit this Tom Myers guy?”

He laughed. “You’re so funny, Nana.” I laughed, too, on Saturday, when I read this article:

Reports back fears of fracking contamination
Industry official scoffs at scientist’s credibility

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