Frack is wack!

Wanna know why?

What is fracking?

Hydraulic fracturing, or “fracking”, is the process of drilling and injecting fluid into the ground at a high pressure in order to fracture shale rocks to release natural gas inside.

The Effects of Damage

If there is a leak or damage on a pipe and methane is emitted through the ground, this could be potentially harmful to residence relying on nearby water wells. Scientific American says locating the source of a damaged or inefficient pipeline can be problematic due to the path-forming earth.

Contaminated Groundwater and Air Quality

Wyoming, Texas, and Pennsylvania are common fracking grounds. EarthJustice states that the air quality of such may be worse than that of Los Angeles in 2010. There is often debate about how fracking should be treated, but many who have experienced the consequences of it believe that the bad outweigh the good.

Examples of unsatisfying consequences due to fracking:

Carcinogens and Toxins in Chemicals

There up to 600 carinogens, cancer causing substances, and toxins within the chemicals needed for proper fracking, such as lead, uranium, mercury, ethylene glycol, radium, methanol, hydrochloric acid, and formaldehyde. Frack fluid is not biodegradeble, meaning it will not leave our earth. Since only 30-50% of all fluids are used, 50-70% of all toxic fluids are sitting idle by our wells waiting to invade our waters.

Let's do the math!

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