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Web Date: November 28, 2011

EPA Plans To Collect Data On Fracking Fluids

Health And Safety: Agency will draft rules to help make information about hydraulic fracturing mixtures available to public
Department: Government & Policy
News Channels: Environmental 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 move 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 . . .

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