Published Scientific Papers

The study's individual research projects will be published as peer reviewed journal articles or as EPA reports that undergo peer review by external technical experts. The papers will support the draft assessment report on the potential impacts of hydraulic fracturing for oil and gas on drinking water resources. The following is a list of papers published to date. Additional papers will be posted as they are published.

Laboratory Studies

EPA estimates up to 6 additional journal articles or reports will come out of the Laboratory Studies projects.

Analytical Method Development

Source Apportionment Studies

Waste Water Treatability Studies

Brominated Disinfection By-Product Precursor Studies

 

Scenario Evaluations

EPA estimates up to 10 additional journal articles or reports will come out of the Scenario Evaluation projects.

Subsurface Migration Modeling

Surface Water Modeling

Water Availability Modeling

 

Analysis of Existing Data

EPA estimates 3 journal articles or reports will come out of the Analysis of Existing Data projects.

Spills Database Analysis

Service Company Data Analysis

Well File Review

FracFocus Analysis

 

Toxicity Assessment

EPA estimates 1 journal article or report will come out of the Toxicity Assessment project.

 

Case Studies

EPA estimates 5 journal articles or reports will come out of the Case Studies projects.