Fracking

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Definition

the process of drilling down into the earth before a high-pressure water mixture is directed at the rock to release the gas inside.

impact in health and environment

loss of well integrity could threaten aquifers with contamination in areas where they overlay the shale being developed. Various chemicals and compounds have often been added to water to create hydraulic fracturing fluid. can create multiple sources of potential pollution. Emissions can occur across the entire process of gas extraction, treatment, storage and transportation; and can arise from the ground and wells; from pumps, flanges, valves and pipe connectors; and from the practice of flaring.

short and long term effects of fracking

  • earthquakes
  • blowouts due to gas explosion
  • exposure to toxic chemicals
  • contamination of groundwater

how to solve the problem


  • water free fracking
  • using recycled water or brine
  • eliminating diesel fuel
  • treating wastewater
  • plugging methane waste

stop fracking up the environment