- Associated Press - Friday, February 19, 2016

RIVERTON, Wyo. (AP) - The Wyoming Department of Environmental Quality is seeking $300,000 in state funds for further study of a Fremont County town’s well water.

The Riverton Ranger reports (https://bit.ly/1WuYnWp ) that the department conducted a previous study of the Pavillion water that determined it was unlikely that fracking contributed to contamination. That study followed one from the Environmental Protection Agency in 2011 that found that the natural gas industry did have an impact on the water.

Department of Environmental Quality administrator Kevin Frederick says Pavillion doesn’t have a confining ground layer, like shale, to prevent natural seepage of gas from nearby gas wells.

He says the state funds will help the agency determine how much gas is coming from seepage, or if there’s any coming from gas well leaks.

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Information from: The (Riverton, Wyo.) Ranger, https://www.dailyranger.com


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