The Effects Of Fracking On The Environment

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Fracking is the process of breaking the rock with chemicals and water 3 to 7 miles underground, tearing up the land around the well, putting chemicals underground that can cause defects of crop growth, harming the environment. When done gathering the oils some companies dump unwanted fracking fluids back beneath the surface. This causes plants and the living things that are eating from them contaminated by the underground hydraulic chemicals. (Source 6) In 2010 there was a fracking explosion destroying a huge body of water. This caused a pressurized flow of oil through the Gulf of Mexico floor causing clean water with many plants an animals in it to become threatened by the chemicals. (Source 5)The chemicals and sand being left under the surface

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