The Environmental Protection Agency's ongoing study of fracking risks has many limitations and is too focused on chemicals, according to energy industry groups. The study, to be completed next year, will soon undergo a peer review of data collected to date. "The groups say that EPA must explain to peer reviewers -- and in the final study report -- the limitations of its modeling approach, particularly because all of the presented modeling scenarios involve assumptions that multiple barriers protecting groundwater would fail," Bridget DiCosmo writes.

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