Volume 89 Issue 49 | p. 11 | News of The Week
Issue Date: December 5, 2011

Environmental Protection Agency To Collect Health And Safety Information On Fracking Fluids

Department: Government & Policy
News Channels: Materials SCENE
Keywords: fracking, TSCA

EPA plans to require makers and processors of hydraulic fracturing fluids used in natural gas extraction to provide the agency with privately held health and safety data on their products.

The action would eventually give the public more information about chemicals used in hydraulic fracturing. Also known as fracking, this technique is used to reach natural gas trapped in shale formations by injecting water, sand, and various chemicals under high pressure to extract the gas. . . .

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