Hydraulic Fracturing & Health
Hydraulic fracturing, or fracking, is a method used to extract natural gas and oil from deep rock formations known as shale. Using this method, drilling operators force water, sand, and a mix of chemicals into horizontally drilled wells, causing the shale to crack and release natural gas or oil.
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- SourceUrl: https://www.niehs.nih.gov/health/topics/agents/fracking/index.cfm
- Syndication ID: 16608
- Language: English
- Source: National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences (NIEHS)
- Date Syndication Captured: Friday, February 24, 2017 at 04:01 PM
- Date Syndication Updated: Friday, May 15, 2020 at 12:45 AM
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