Barry claimed above that the EPA's five year study "found no widespread contamination". That's not what EPA said. See the EPA's executive summary athttps://www.epa.gov/sites/production/files/2016-12/documents/hfdwa_executive_summary.pdf for their wording. A good summary is this:
"the new report found evidence that fracking has contributed to drinking water contamination in all stages of the process: acquiring water to be used for fracking, mixing the water with chemical additives to make fracking fluids, injecting the chemical fluids underground, collecting the wastewater that flows out of fracking wells after injections, and storing the used wastewater." http://www.nytimes.com/2016/12/13/us/reversing-course-epa-says-fracking-can-contaminate-drinking-water.html
Note that it talks about the various phases of the fracking process. Whether you define "fracking" broadly as the whole process (drill, transport chemicals, inject to fracture, wastewater disposal, production, distribution) or just the fracturing phase, EPA says contamination of drinking water has happened.
You are incredible. Your statement borders on a full fledged l..
That is not what the summary says, those are your words.
I debunked this all before when you posted the first time..
As Goebbels said, and I paraphrase, ...tell a lie long enough and loud enough and people will accept it as the truth.
This quote from the report " “hydraulic fracturing activities have not led to widespread, systemic impacts to drinking water resources.”
I think that's a slam dunk Paul
You can twist words all you want to fit your fear mongering narrative. But facts are facts and the EPA report states “hydraulic fracturing activities have not led to widespread, systemic impacts to drinking water resources.”
From the summary - "The goals of the study were to assess the potential for activities in the hydraulic fracturing water cycle to impact the quality or quantity of drinking water resources and to identify factors that affect the frequency or severity of those impacts."
Notice the use of the word "potential". A word you edited out of your post.
Once again, here is the conclusion of the report - "hydraulic fracturing activities have not led to widespread, systemic impacts to drinking water resources."