Oil Fracking Research Paper

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There are up to 600 dangerous chemicals are used in the technology for the sake of fracking fluid, including the known carcinogens and toxins such as lead, uranium, mercury, ethylene glycol, radium, methanol, hycdrochloric acid, formal dehyde, and so on.. Some of the new technologies are made when they mix a new form of chemical into the water just to make the oil fracking happen. The dangerous chemicals are mixed with the water before injecting it for the oil fracking purposes. Because of the water being mixed with the chemicals, the water became contiminated and there are some effects are made while flowing the water towards into the earth. One of the affect is “Shale Fracturing”. This happens when the mixture reaches to the end of the…show more content…
During the process, methane gas and toxic chemicals leach out from the system and contaminate nearby groundwater. Methane concentrations are 17 times higher in drinking water wells near fracturing sites than in normal…show more content…
The hospitals and clinics reported that over 1,000 documented cases of water contamination surround the areas of gas drilling involving sensory, respiratory, and neurological damage due to ingested contaminated water. The amount of water used in these processes and the amount of waste produced are also major issues. To start the oil fracking process, a massive amount of water is used. This means, a huge amount of water being transported to the fracking site, at significant environmental cost. It takes 1 to 8 million gallons of water to complete each fracturing job. The create the fracking fluid, the water is being mixed with sand and some other chemicals. To be exact, there are 40,000 gallons of chemicals are being used per complete session of

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