What the Frack?
Hydraulic fracturing, or âfrackingâ pumps millions of gallons of water and chemicals into the ground to coax natural gas out of shale deposits. There are upwards of 596 chemicals in this solution, some are known to be cancer-causing volatile organic compounds (VOCs). These chemicals seep into residential water wells and problems have been reported with drinking water such as bubbling and foul-smelling tap water, as well as nausea and other illnesses from drinking the water.
Until more studies and research can be completed on the long-term and possibly far-reaching environmental impacts of fracking, please urge your local and state officials to take a stand against drilling in your community. And beyond.