TITLE

EPA Tackles Fracking

AUTHOR(S)
Manuel, John
PUB. DATE
May 2010
SOURCE
Environmental Health Perspectives;May2010, Vol. 118 Issue 5, pA199
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
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.
ACCESSION #
52506445

 

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