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EPA: Fracking linked to water pollution

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If the flaming tap water doesn't get you or the earthquakes aren't enough, maybe states can start paying more attention to the water pollution problem now that the EPA is speaking out. It's good to see the EPA confirm what many have been saying for a long time.

The EPA's found that compounds likely associated with fracking chemicals had been detected in the groundwater beneath a Wyoming community where residents say their well water reeks of chemicals.

Health officials advised them not to drink their water after the EPA found hydrocarbons in their wells.

The EPA announcement has major implications for the vast increase in gas drilling in the U.S. in recent years. Fracking has played a large role in opening up many reserves.

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