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OLS Field Name OLS Field Data
Main Title Draft evaluation of impacts to underground sources of drinking water by hydraulic fracturing of coalbed methane reservoirs : executive summary [electronic resource]
Publisher United States Environmental Protection Agency, Office of Water,
Year Published 2002
OCLC Number 1045070572
Subjects Drinking water--Contamination--United States. ; Hydraulic fracturing--Health aspects--United States. ; Coalbed methane--United States.
Library Call Number Additional Info Location Last
EJBD ARCHIVE EPA 816-C-02-003 Headquarters Library/Washington,DC 07/25/2018
Collation 1 computer disc ; ǂc 4 3/4 in.
Contents Notes
This report summarizes findings from the US Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA) hydraulic fracturing study. The goal of this first phase of the study was to determine if a threat to public health as a result of underground sources of drinking water (USDW) contamination from hydraulic fracturing of coalbed methane (CBM) wells (herein known as hydraulic fracturing) exists, and if so, is it high enough to warrant further study. Based on the information collected, the potential threats to USDWs posed by hydraulic fracturing of CBM wells appear to be low and do not justify additional study.