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[Fact Sheet] [2010] Addressing the Drinking Water Risks Associated with Injection

EPA Number: 816F10067
Date of Publication:December, 2010
Pages:1 p., double-sided
AudienceAdult Public

Available from:
WEBhttp://water.epa.gov/type/groundwater/uic/class6/upload/uicaddressingthedrinkingwaterrisksassociatedwithinjectiondec2010.pdf
"There are four major pathways through which injected fluids can migrate into underground sources of drinking water (USDWs): the drilled holes (“well bores”) of improperly constructed injection wells, improperly plugged nearby wells, transmissive faults or fractures in the surrounding rock formations, and lateral movement into hydraulically-connected USDWs. More...

Keywords:
Drinking Water
Water Quality Information


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