|April 18th, 2011, 02:46 PM||#1|
Join Date: Feb 2006
WASHINGTON — Oil and gas companies injected hundreds of millions of gallons of hazardous or carcinogenic chemicals into wells in more than 13 states from 2005 to 2009, according to an investigation by Congressional Democrats.
The chemicals were used by companies during a drilling process known as hydraulic fracturing, or hydrofracking, which involves the high-pressure injection of a mixture of water, sand and chemical additives into rock formations deep underground. The process, which is being used to tap into large reserves of natural gas around the country, opens fissures in the rock to stimulate the release of oil and gas.
Hydrofracking has attracted increased scrutiny from lawmakers and environmentalists in part because of fears that the chemicals used during the process can contaminate underground sources of drinking water.
|April 18th, 2011, 09:36 PM||#2|
Not Believing My Eyes....
Join Date: Oct 2010
Location: Western Slope, Colorado
The chemicals DO contaminate groundwater.
|March 9th, 2012, 02:17 PM||#4|
Join Date: Oct 2010
Related story, hydraulic fracking confirmed the likely cause of earthquakes in NE Ohio:
|March 9th, 2012, 03:50 PM||#5|
Senior Citizen and Proud
Join Date: Jul 2008
Location: Anderson, IN
This must be why they then refused to have a public option..people will be contracting cancer real soon, as they have contracted much more cancer in states where mountain top removal has occurred.
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