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To: swain_forkbeard
Fracking fluid is nasty stuff.

I have no idea but casual reseach indicates it is 99% sand and water and that companies are reluctant to release exact formulations.

14 posted on 03/09/2011 12:11:23 PM PST by SeeSac
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To: SeeSac
http://www.halliburton.com/public/projects/pubsdata/Hydraulic_Fracturing/fluids_disclosure.html

More and more are becoming available online.

MSDS sheets of individual components available at the link.

17 posted on 03/09/2011 12:27:58 PM PST by thackney (life is fragile, handle with prayer (biblein90days.org))
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To: SeeSac

That’s my understanding too. And if it were ONLY sand and water, we probably wouldn’t be talking about it.

I have found out the following.

Fracking was granted explicit exemptions from the Safe Drinking Water Act, the Clean Air Act, and the Clean Water Act.

Frackers are allowed to pump millions of gallons of fluid containing toxic chemicals into the ground without having to identify them.

Substances used include benzene, ethylbenzene, toluene, boric acid, monoethanolamine, xylene, diesel-range organics, methanol, formaldehyde, hydrochloric acid, ammonium bisulfite, 2-butoxyethanol, and 5-chloro-2-methyl-4-isothiazotin-3-one.

I don’t want these things in the water that my family drinks.


19 posted on 03/09/2011 12:35:29 PM PST by swain_forkbeard (Rationality may not be sufficient, but it is necessary.)
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