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Killdeer area chosen for EPA study on fracking and risks to drinking water

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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.

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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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