Oil and Gas Companies Injected Hundreds of Millions of Gallons of Hazardous & Carcinogenic Chemicals into Wells
It is time to take these companies to task and to court. They should be seized by the United States Government. They violated the peoples trust and peoples safety long enough.
NY Times reports: Oil and gas companies injected hundreds of millions of gallons of hazardous or carcinogenic chemicals into wells in more than 13 states from 2005 to 2009, according to an investigation by Congressional Democrats.
The chemicals were used by companies during a drilling process known as hydraulic fracturing, or hydrofracking, which involves the high-pressure injection of a mixture of water, sand and chemical additives into rock formations deep underground. The process, which is being used to tap into large reserves of natural gas around the country, opens fissures in the rock to stimulate the release of oil and gas.
The report, released late Saturday, also faulted companies for at times “injecting fluids containing chemicals that they themselves cannot identify.”
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