Thursday, February 21, 2013

Summary of Hydraulic Fracturing Study November 2012 Technical Roundtables‏

EPA rececently posted a summary of the five technical roundtables held in November 2012 to help inform EPA's Hydraulic Fracturing Study. Each roundtable focused on a different stage of the hydraulic fracturing water cycle:
  • Water acquisition
  • Chemical mixing
  • Well injection
  • Flowback and produced water
  • Wastewater treatment and waste disposal
Technical roundtables are an important component of EPA’s Study of the Potential Impacts of Hydraulic Fracturing on Drinking Water Resources. The roundtables allow for external subject-matter experts from a variety of stakeholder groups to discuss the work underway to answer the key research questions of the study, and to identify possible topics for technical workshops.

For more information on technical roundtables and workshops, please visit the 2012 - 2013 Technical Roundtables and Workshops webpage

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