EPA Science Advisors Balk at Fracking Study

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  • 5-year study found no 'widespread, systemic' impacts on water
  • Scientific review board repudiates study's major conclusion

Water flowing from a man's well ignites when he puts a flame to the spigot outside his family's home in rural Parker County near Weatherford, Texas, on Nov. 27, 2012.

Photographer: LM Otero/AP

A landmark study by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency that concluded fracking causes no widespread harm to drinking water is coming under fire -- this time, from the agency’s own science advisers.

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