Dzombak to Chair EPA Research Advisory Panel
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA’s) independent Science Advisory Board (SAB) recently named CEE Professor Dave Dzombak as chair of the Hydraulic Fracturing Research Advisory Panel. The panel will peer review the findings of the EPA’s 2014 draft report of results for its national study on any potential impacts of hydraulic fracturing on drinking water resources as well as provide scientific feedback as requested.
The panel is comprised of five current employees of companies and consulting firms; two government employees; and 21 academics/university professors (including some previously employed in industry). It has at least three experts in each of the following nine areas of expertise that were sought for the panel: Petroleum/Natural Gas Engineering; Petroleum/Natural Gas Well Drilling; Hydrology/Hydrogeology; Geology /Geophysics; Groundwater Chemistry/Geochemistry; Toxicology/Biology; Statistics; Civil Engineering; and Waste Water and Drinking Water Treatment.