From the National Ground Water Asociation on Friday:
Free well owner webinar on hydraulic fracturing to be offered June 11
The National Ground Water Association will host a webinar, “Testing Your Well Water in Proximity to Hydraulic Fracturing,” June 11, 1 p.m. Eastern Daylight Time.
The hour-long webinar will be presented by Dr. Robert Puls, former Technical Lead for the ongoing National U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (USEPA) Study on Hydraulic Fracturing and Drinking Water Resources prior to his retirement from the USEPA in early 2012.
He currently is Director of the Oklahoma Water Survey and Associate Professor in the College of Atmospheric and Geographic Sciences at the University of Oklahoma.
The webinar will cover guidelines for conducting 1) baseline testing of your well water before hydraulic fracturing activity begins, and 2) post-hydraulic fracturing water testing. You also will learn the basics of the hydraulic fracturing process, including chemicals used, and how various states are approaching well water testing in relation to hydraulic fracturing.
To register, visit www.WellOwner.org.
NGWA, a nonprofit organization composed of U.S. and international groundwater professionals — contractors, equipment manufacturers, suppliers, scientists, and engineers — is dedicated to advancing groundwater knowledge. NGWA’s vision is to be the leading groundwater association that advocates the responsible development, management, and use of water.
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