The Argument Against Hydraulic Fracturing

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Argument against Hydraulic Fracturing Hydraulic Fracturing is the process in which a borehole is made on earth, and the Shale rock is broken in order to harvest natural gas by drilling pipes vertically,and horizontally.Hydraulic fracturing, or fracking draws in the addition of more than a million gallons of water,sand,and chemicals being added below earth 's surface at a high pressure down a vertical,and horizontal pipeline.As the mixture travels down the pipe it breaks the Shale rock realising gas.The gas then travels back up the pipes,and is captured,then tranported.The mixture that was used to brekae the rock then is deposited under water pads.Hydraulic Fraking has raised worries, and I do not support the use of Hydraulic Fraking!…show more content…
With the increase in fracking activity more, and more studies now document emissions of airborne pollutants at and near fracking sites that are known to cause cancer, and harm the nervous, respiratory, and immune systems. At the same time, people, and communities in areas with many hydraulically fractured wells report health problems consistent with these types of exposures.While it is difficult to measure actual exposures to pollutants from nearby fracking operations, and establish clear links to adverse health outcomes, some studies found associations between air pollutants that are present at gas production sites, and health impacts observed in nearby communities.” ”Gas production process releases nitrogen oxides and VOCs, which react in the presence of sunlight to form ozone (‘smog’). Exposure to ozone is associated with a variety of respiratory, and cardiovascular effects, including shortness of breath, reduced lung function, aggravated asthma, and chronic respiratory disease symptoms, inflammatory processes, and premature death.A growing number of studies have attributed emissions of ozone precursors from rapidly growing gas development to significantly elevated ozone concentrations in Wyoming,Colorado,Utah,Pennsylvania,Texas, and Oklahoma.In the study on Wyoming’s Sublette County, tight gas production activities caused winter ozone levels 46 to spike above the EPA’s 8-hour ozone standard of 75 parts per billion 13 times between February 14, and
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