Low Level Petroleum Hydrocarbon http://wyomingpublicradio.net en Pinedale water contamination mostly unconnected to gas production, study finds http://wyomingpublicradio.net/post/pinedale-water-contamination-mostly-unconnected-gas-production-study-finds <p>A new Bureau of Land Management report indicates that most of the groundwater contamination near Pinedale was not caused by the energy industry.</p><p></p><p>After petroleum products showed up in water wells in the Pinedale Anticline gas field in 2006, several agencies launched an investigation to figure out where the contamination was coming from. They concluded that some pollution occurred naturally, as gas seeped upward through geologic layers and into the groundwater. The report says other pollutants came from the process of drilling and installing water wells.</p> Wed, 20 Nov 2013 18:42:58 +0000 Willow Belden 50187 at http://wyomingpublicradio.net Pinedale water contamination mostly unconnected to gas production, study finds