EPA Tackles Fracking

Manuel, John
May 2010
Environmental Health Perspectives;May2010, Vol. 118 Issue 5, pA199
Academic Journal
The article offers information on the concern regarding the potential pollution of ground and surface waters caused by hydraulic fracturing or fracking, a process used in natural gas and oil extraction. It says that methane may contribute to groundwater contamination and other chemicals used in the procedure can be a threat to public health. It mentions that 1.9 million dollar fund reallocated by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) in an effort to conduct a study on fracking.


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