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Environmentalists: Fracking hazardous

17 Jan, 2006

Environmentalists claim that fracking causes contamination of groundwater and releases hazardous chemicals.¬† They state that in 2005 the oil and gas industry was granted an exemption from the federal Safe Drinking Water Act, allowing the industry to act without EPA supervision.¬† At the state level, they note, most oil and gas agencies don’t require companies to report the names and amounts of chemicals¬† that are being injected.