Dirty Energy & Fuel

Published on November 14th, 2011 | by Zachary Shahan

Fracking Chemical Found in Wyoming Water


A scientific study linked natural gas fracking to flammable water earlier this year. Fracking has also been linked, conclusively, to earthquakes by the U.S. Army, the U.S. Geological Society, and others. Now, a fracking chemical has been found in the Wyoming water supply:

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  • This is intriguing news; seems to be adding to the mounting evidence of chemical contamination via fracking. However, though the article says “cancer-causing compounds and at least one chemical commonly used in hydraulic fracturing? it does not identify this chemical. Was this information not available in the report? It seems to be alluding to one of the BTEX chemicals found in diesel fuel….perhaps some more information is available on this?

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