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Killdeer, N.D., area chosen for EPA study on fracking and risks to drinking water

Published 06/25/2011, The Dickinson Press / MCT

The Bakken Shale in the Killdeer area is one of seven sites selected for a case study on the impacts of hydraulic fracturing on drinking water, the Environmental Protection Agency announced Thursday. Hydraulic fracturing, or fracking, uses pressurized fluid and sand to break oil and gas-bearing rock. Some say the process threatens groundwater, while the industry assures it is safe.

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