study reveals widespread groundwater pollution in the Barnett shale from fracking chemicals

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UT study shows widespread groundwater pollution from fracking chemicals
Study shows evidence of “widespread” pollution that EPA study failed to find
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https://www.earthworksaction.org/media/detail/ut_study_shows_widespread_groundwater_pollution_from_fracking_chemicals#.VYQA1aPwlU-

June 17, 2015

Peer-reviewed analysis released day after HB40 forces Denton City Council to yield fracking oversight to state

Washington, DC & Denton, TX — A peer-reviewed study today reveals widespread groundwater pollution in the Barnett shale from fracking chemicals. Directly countering the EPA study released earlier this month, the University of Texas at Arlington study is accepted for publication in the journal Environmental Science & Technology.

“This study suggests the Environmental Protection Agency is taking a “see no evil” approach to fracking water pollution,” said Earthworks Policy Director Lauren Pagel.

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Companies will be legally required to reveal chemicals used for fracking

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Companies will be legally required to reveal chemicals used for fracking
http://www.theguardian.com/environment/2015/jan/14/companies-will-be-legally-required-to-reveal-chemicals-used-for-fracking?CMP=share_btn_fb

Infrastructure bill amendments on ground water pollution and ‘well-by-well disclosure’ accepted, but Labour maintains regulation is still flawed

A machine mixes sand, water and chemicals before it is pumped underground during a fracking operation at a drilling site.
A machine mixes sand, water and chemicals before it is pumped underground during a fracking operation at a drilling site. Photograph: Brennan Linsley/AP

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SCOTLAND – Ineos to invest £640m in UK shale gas exploration + MAP

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Grangemouth Ineos has made no secret of its interest in shale gas
Chemicals giant Ineos has announced plans to invest up to £640m in shale gas exploration in the UK.

The company plans to use the gas as a raw material for its chemicals plants, including Grangemouth in Stirlingshire. Continue reading

Exposed and in the dark about fracking chemicals in Europe

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http://fractura-hidraulica.blogspot.com.es/2014/10/exposed-and-in-dark-about-fracking.html

viernes, 24 de octubre de 2014

Exposed and in the dark about fracking chemicals in Europe

The institutions of the European Union do not know what chemical substances are currently being utilized in the hydraulic fracturing process within EU territory. Worse still, they openly admit it is impossible to carry out an adequate risk characterization up to date, because exposure models for such a risk assessment do not exist yet. The plan announced by the Commission to repair this situation looks insufficient. Continue reading

Chemicals revealed in fracking

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http://www.jornada.unam.mx/2014/05/07/opinion/018o1pol

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Fracking without chemicals – fluoropropane an alternative??

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A report published by the French weekly Le Canard Enchaine indicated Montebourg is backing a proposal to allow local governments to decide whether they want to allow fracking by employing fluoropropane, a non-flammable liquid used as a propellant in inhalers and fire extinguishers, as an alternative to the banned techniques. Continue reading

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Tamboran’s claims of chemical free frack fluid challenged by expert
Wednesday, 10th August, 2011 5:30pm

An Ivy League professor has rejected Tamboran’s claims that they can use a chemical free frack fluid to extract gas in West Cavan, writes Damian McCarney. Continue reading