- Associated Press - Friday, June 6, 2014

JACKSON, Wyo. (AP) - The state Department of Environmental Quality has been testing groundwater in the Hoback area of northwest Wyoming for benzene.

The testing began after benzene was found in the tap water at Hoback Market.

DEQ reports that it hasn’t determined a source of the benzene but its tests of surrounding wells found no trace of the hydrocarbon.

The Jackson Hole News & Guide reports (http://bit.ly/1j6zVGx ) that the agency plans to drill several test wells soon in an attempt to pinpoint the pollutants’ source.

The Hoback Market now has an alternate water supply, and its owner said he’s creating a new filtration system.

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Information from: Jackson Hole (Wyo.) News And Guide, http://www.jhnewsandguide.com

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