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

Hydraulic Fracturing Study: March 2011 Technical Workshop on Fate and Transport

The proceedings from the Fate and Transport Workshop include a summary of the presentations and discussion sessions as well as abstracts for each presentation.

View and print the entire Proceedings of the Technical Workshops for the Hydraulic Fracturing Study: Fate and Transport (PDF) (EPA 600-R-11-047, May 2011)

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Presentations and Individual Abstracts

Contaminant Identification, Transformation and Transport Theme

Impacts of Hydraulic Fracturing on Natural Transport Systems Theme

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Models to Predict Transport Theme

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