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Big Gas Comes Clean: Carcinogens Used in 1 Out of 3 Fracking Operations

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carcinogensThe recent natural gas boom has put hydraulic fracturing, an old practice now being utilized on a massive scale, in the hot seat. Fracking has been linked to a growing list of environmental hazards, not the least of which include earthquakes and poisoned water.

Those alarmed by the widespread adoption of fracking in recent years have tried desperately to expose the water-chemical cocktail that gas companies inject into the ground to access gas deposits. Unfortunately, the industry does not require disclosure of this fluid’s ingredients, even though it’s very likely to end up in the public water supply.

Up until now it’s been deny, deny, deny, but a recent industry report has exposed fracking for the deadly practice that it is.

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