Researchers Continue to Prove Health and Water Risks of Fracking

Researchers from the University of Pittsburgh's Graduate School of Public Health presented research results at an EPA workshop on the fate and transport of waste water from fracking in March 2011 and formally published their results last March in the journal Environmental Science and Technology. They found high levels of barium, benzene, chlorides, strontium, and other contaminants at the end of the outflow pipe in excess of state and federal water-quality standards.