NYT: Fracking Injects Millions of Gallons of Hazardous Chemicals Into Wells

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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.

via Millions of Gallons of Hazardous Chemicals Injected Into Wells, Report Says – NYTimes.com.

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  1. I would not doubt it after what was done to Somalia Fishers, that is why they turned Pirates, they were dumping toxic waste in their rivers and along their coasts, they ruined their fishing spots. And now they are pirates. I bet they did not tell you that, they are taking their boats for ransom because the oil companies are the ones who did that. Can you blame them?

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