Wednesday, October 03, 2012

When All Else Fails, EPA Simply.......Cheats!

EPA's Mengelization of "science" has echoes in less-direct assaults on the truth.

...On Wednes­day, the USGS released reports out­lin­ing tests it had con­ducted in April on two U.S. Envi­ron­men­tal Pro­tec­tion Agency (EPA) mon­i­tor­ing wells at Encana’s Pavil­ion gas field in Wyoming.

Hock said there was noth­ing sur­pris­ing about the USGS results, not­ing that USGS did a cred­i­ble job of sam­pling, said Hock.

More impor­tantly, how­ever, is the fact that USGS only sam­pled one of the two EPA mon­i­tor­ing wells (MW). This goes to the heart of con­cerns raised pre­vi­ously by state and fed­eral agen­cies as well as Encana,” said Hock.

The USGS report seemed to indi­cate that the agency declined to sam­ple MW02 because the well could not pro­vide a sam­ple that was rep­re­sen­ta­tive of actual water qual­ity con­di­tions, Hock said.

Uh-huh.  Then comes this:

A com­par­i­son of EPA reported detec­tions in EPA Well MW01 and USGS results show that the USGS results are incon­sis­tent with the EPA results on the lev­els of toluene, xylenes, iso­propanol, dieth­yl­ene gly­col, tri­eth­yl­ene gly­col, 2-Butoxyethanol and ace­tone. The USGS did not detect these in its tests.

For two com­po­nents — potas­sium and DRO — the USGS results show sig­nif­i­cant decreases in con­cen­tra­tions ver­sus the EPA results, accord­ing to a com­par­i­son by Encana of EPA and USGS data.

Imagine that!  Extra chemicals found only by EPA.

HT:  Lakeshore

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