water wells

Courtesy Linda Baker

Pollutants have been showing up in water wells in the Pinedale Anticline gas field since 2006. Until recently, no one knew where the contamination was coming from. Now, the Bureau of Land Management and Department of Environmental Quality have released a report indicating that most of the problem was not caused by energy production. Wyoming Public Radio’s Willow Belden reports. WILLOW BELDEN: The investigation found that a lot of the contamination occurred naturally. Basically, underground...

Courtesy Linda Baker

Links to Sublette County water quality monitoring data Maps showing the locations of gas wells, water wells, and other hydrologic data Sublette County has been in the news a lot because of its air quality problems, which largely stem from natural gas production. But there’s another issue too: Pollutants have been showing up in water wells . Wyoming Public Radio’s Willow Belden reports. WILLOW BELDEN: The pollutants in question are petroleum products like diesel-range organics and benzene....