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

QAPP for Environmental Justice in Hydraulic Fracturing Analysis

This QAPP describes the technical details and associated quality assurance and quality control procedures for the environmental justice research project.

Please note that research on environmental justice is no longer being conducted as part of the study. For more information, please see chapter 2 of the Progress Report.

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