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Wed November 9, 2011
The EPA meets with Pavillion residents tonight
Residents of a central Wyoming community will be looking to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency for
more answers Wednesday to their questions about pollution in their water wells.
The EPA has scheduled a public meeting at 6:30 p.m. to present
its latest data on groundwater pollution in the Pavillion area in
Fremont County. The meeting will take place at Wind River
Middle/High School in Pavillion. Some residents blame gas drilling for polluting their water
wells with hydrocarbons although any such link has yet to be
proven. EPA spokesman Rich Mylott says the EPA will release data on
samples taken from two specially drilled monitoring wells and on
additional sampling from domestic water wells. He says EPA is not
going to announce any conclusions based on the data.