EPA Science Inventory

Overview of EPA's Approach to Developing Prospective Case Studies Technical Workshop: Case Studies to Assess Potential Impacts of Hydraulic Fracturing on Drinking Water Resources

Citation:

Ford, R. AND J. Briskin. Overview of EPA's Approach to Developing Prospective Case Studies Technical Workshop: Case Studies to Assess Potential Impacts of Hydraulic Fracturing on Drinking Water Resources. Presented at Hydraulic Fracturing Case Studies, Research Triangle Park, NC, July 30, 2013.

Description:

One component of the United States Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA) study of the potential impacts of hydraulic fracturing on drinking water resources is prospective case studies, which are being conducted to more fully understand and assess if and how site specific hydraulic fracturing practices may impact drinking water resources.1 The retrospective case studies, addressed in a separate EPA presentation for this workshop, focus on investigating and assessing reported instances of drinking water contamination in areas where hydraulic fracturing activities have already occurred. The prospective case studies will be forward looking and will allow for the collaborative design and development of a research program that will include sampling and characterization of the site before, during and after drilling, injection of the fracturing fluid, flowback and production.

Purpose/Objective:

These case studies will allow EPA and others to evaluate any changes in water quality over time and will focus on understanding how site specific hydraulic fracturing practices prevent impacts to drinking water resources.

URLs/Downloads:

http://www2.epa.gov/sites/production/files/2013-08/documents/briskin_update_on_epas_prospective_studies.pdf

summary-case-studies-technical-workshop-20130730.pdf

Record Details:

Record Type: DOCUMENT (PRESENTATION/SLIDE)
Start Date: 07/30/2013
Completion Date: 07/30/2013
Record Last Revised: 06/13/2014
Record Created: 06/04/2014
Record Released: 06/04/2014
OMB Category: Other
Record ID: 277642

Organization:

U.S. ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY

OFFICE OF RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT

NATIONAL RISK MANAGEMENT RESEARCH LABORATORY

LAND REMEDIATION AND POLLUTION CONTROL DIVISION