6:56 pm
Tue November 13, 2012

New DEQ director discusses his take on Pavillion and new energy development

The new director of the Wyoming Department of Environmental Quality says he’s not sure what his agency will do long-term, to address groundwater contamination in Pavillion.

The EPA tentatively linked the contamination to fracking, but the state and energy industries questioned the science behind their study, so they collected a new set of data and are now analyzing it.

DEQ Director Todd Parfitt wouldn’t say what he’ll do if the results confirm that fracking caused the contamination.

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