When you first hear the word fracking, you may think that it isa new curse word and a smile appears. However, fracking is scarierwhen you've discovered the truth. Fracking is …a mining or drillingtechnique, commonly used in oil drilling and natural gasproduction. It's also called Hydrofracking and Hydraulicfracturing. .
Oil and gas companies first buy drilling rights from landowners.Then, they use water-based solutions to force rocks underground toopen to allow oil or natural gas to be sucked out and turned intoelectricity or heat. Fracking puts our health and the environment'sin serious risks. .
Fracking pollutes the water and air, and is dangerous for theworkers and the animals. When landowners suspect that fracking iscontaminating their water, a settlement can be made where thelandowners can be given money; in return, they will need to promiseto not talk to anyone about the problem. .
Fracking has taken place in 24 other countries outside of theU.S. .
Many of the areas on the Marcellus Shale, an underground rockformation running from parts of northern Kentucky and eastern Ohiothrough upstate New York is being planned to be the setting ofHydrofracking. .
There is a range of health risks that are related to frackingand the other parts of the process, such as the chemicals that areinjected deep underground and the toxic compounds that rise to thesurface. .
Fracking contaminates the water in a very obvious way. Frackingcould had been done only using water and clean sand. However tomake the job easier and cheaper, the process includes many other596+ chemicals. Many were harmful and some were unknown. .
For example, it includes methane that is also an ingredient ofcigarettes. Also, there's diesel fuel, hydrochloric acid, glycolethers, ........, .
Fracking causes air pollution and release lots of greenhouse gas.When fracking is performed, the wells could explode and cause a bigspill. The big spill will cause air pollution and watercontamination. .
As we create more greenhouse gas, more heat will be trapped inour atmosphere. Due to the fact: the temperature of our wholeplanet will rise, the whole ecosystem will be affected. (MORE)