EPA's Study of Hydraulic Fracturing and Its Potential Impact on Drinking Water Resources

Published Scientific Papers Related to EPA's Hydraulic Fracturing Study

EPA researchers conducted 17 research projects resulting in over 20 peer-reviewed research papers. These papers support the draft assessment on the potential impacts of hydraulic fracturing for oil and gas on drinking water resources. 

Analysis of Existing Data

Case Studies

Laboratory Studies

Scenario Evaluations

Toxicity Studies