22 Oct '13, 12pm

"fracking is exempt from the Safe Drinking Water Act — thanks Dick Cheney! " #fracking #peakoil

What is that mysterious concoction being shot underground into the shale rock, and how can it not be dangerous? Fears over pollution and contamination of drinking water and the environment from fracking fluid seem to stem from a lack of information about what this rock-shattering mixture actually is. The secret to fracking fluid is water and sand. Those two components make up about 98% of the fluid mix. The remaining 2% is composed of ingredients that are familiar to many of us, such as citric acid, guar gum (a common food additive, used to suspend the sand in the fluid), and even common table salt…. Certainly not all of these chemicals are harmless to the environment or to drinking water. But, the fracking industry has a habit of recovering most of its fluid and recycling it. This does not prevent every drop of fluid from being spilled, but it certainly means that most of...

Full article: http://peakoil.com/generalideas/peak-oil-denial-skimming-...

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earthjustice.org 20 Oct '13, 2pm

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grist.org 21 Oct '13, 2pm

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greenbiz.com 23 Oct '13, 7pm

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ecobuild.co.uk 10 Oct '13, 6pm

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foe.co.uk 18 Oct '13, 10am

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greenpeace.org.uk 14 Oct '13, 9am

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businessgreen.com 14 Oct '13, 10am

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environmentalhealthnews.org 18 Oct '13, 10am

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cleantechnica.com 14 Oct '13, 12pm

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