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Main Title Plan to study the potential impacts of hydraulic fracturing on drinking water resources /
CORP Author Environmental Protection Agency, Washington, DC. Office of Research and Development.
Publisher Office of Research and Development, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency,
Year Published 2011
Report Number EPA/600/R-11/122
Stock Number PB2012-102876
OCLC Number 826382172
Subjects Hydraulic fracturing--Research. ; Water--Pollution--Research. ; Hydraulic fracturing--Environmental aspects. ; Water--Pollution--Measurement. ; Water quality management.
Additional Subjects Hydraulic fracturing ; Drinking water ; Study plan development ; Oil production ; Natural gas production ; Research activities ; Environmental justice assessment ; Modeling ; Water wells ; Water pollution control ; Injection wells ; Data analyses ; Research needs ; Figures ; Contamination ; Ground water ; Tables (Data) ; Fracturing fluids ; Water lifecycle
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http://water.epa.gov/type/groundwater/uic/class2/hydraulicfracturing/upload/hf_study_plan_110211_final_508.pdf
http://www.epa.gov/hfstudy/
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EJDD  EPA 600/R-11-122 OASQA Library/Fort Meade,MD 09/14/2015
NTIS  PB2012-102876 Most EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. Check with individual libraries about paper copy. NTIS 03/29/2012
Collation xi, 174 pages : illustrations, maps, tables ; 28 cm
Abstract Natural gas plays a key role in our nation's clean energy future. Recent advances in drilling technologies including horizontal drilling and hydraulic fracturing have made vast reserves of natural gas economically recoverable in the US. Responsible development of America's oil and gas resources offers important economic, energy security, and environmental benefits. Hydraulic fracturing is a well stimulation technique used to maximize production of oil and natural gas in unconventional reservoirs, such as shale, coalbeds, and tight sands. During hydraulic fracturing, specially engineered fluids containing chemical additives and proppant are pumped under high pressure into the well to create and hold open fractures in the formation. These fractures increase the exposed surface area of the rock in the formation and, in turn, stimulate the flow of natural gas or oil to the wellbore. As the use of hydraulic fracturing has increased, so have concerns about its potential environmental and human health impacts. Many concerns about hydraulic fracturing center on potential risks to drinking water resources, although other issues have been raised. In response to public concern, the US Congress directed the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to conduct scientific research to examine the relationship between hydraulic fracturing and drinking water resources. This study plan represents an important milestone in responding to the direction from Congress. EPA is committed to conducting a study that uses the best available science, independent sources of information, and a transparent, peer-reviewed process that will ensure the validity and accuracy of the results. The Agency will work in consultation with other federal agencies, state and interstate regulatory agencies, industry, non-governmental organizations, and others in the private and public sector in carrying out this study. Stakeholder outreach as the study is being conducted will continue to be a hallmark of our efforts, just as it was during the development of this study plan.
Notes "November 2011." "EPA/600/R-11/122." Includes bibliographical references (pages 85-97). Printout of .pdf file.
Contents Notes "The overall purpose of this study is to elucidate the relationship, if any, between hydraulic fracturing and drinking water resources. More specifically, the study has been designed to assess the potential impacts of hydraulic fracturing on drinking water resources and to identify the driving factors that affect the severity and frequency of any impacts. Based on the increasing development of shale gas resources in the US, and the comments EPA received from stakeholders, this study emphasizes hydraulic fracturing in shale formations. Portions of the research, however, are also intended to provide information on hydraulic fracturing in coalbed methane and tight sand reservoirs."--Viii.
Place Published Washington, D.C.
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Access Notes Also available online. Last viewed February 1, 2013.
Corporate Au Added Ent United States. Environmental Protection Agency. Office of Research and Development.
Alternate Title EPA hydraulic fracturing study plan
PUB Date Free Form 2011
Category Codes 68D; 48A
NTIS Prices PC A10
BIB Level m
Medium unmediated
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Cataloging Source OCLC/T
Control Number 102302380
OCLC Time Stamp 20171006061617
Language eng
Origin OCLC
Type MERGE
OCLC Rec Leader 02400cam 2200397Ia 45010