Notes: -Fracking, act of drilling underground for natural gas, may be contaminating areas such as groundwater reserves and public water supply
-Fracking is infusing toxic chemicals and gas intro drinking-water supplies
-Huge ponds or tanks are also needed to store the chemically laden "flowback water" that comes back up the hole after wells have been fractured
-Fracking is not that powerful. It is not enough to blow open new fissures.
-Fracking would not be allowed in NYC or Syracuse watersheds, because water supplies and unfiltered between those water supplies.
-Chemicals are used to help fracking flow
-To show that racking as industry defines the problem, you have to examine the alleged threat that is simultaneously the most publicized and yet the most certain
-Chemicals found after drilling starts would significantly weaken the common industry argument that water was naturally contaminated before drilling arrived but that residents didn't notice
Summary: Fracking is when we drill into deep layers and pump water and harmful chemicals to crack rocks to release natural gas. The vertical well shaft will then hit a layer of shale and when water hits the shale it will create cracks in the rocks to release the natural gas. But fracking had led to major problems to the community around the area. They had reported contamination of their water sources. The main problem of the contamination is faulty cementing; the natural gas could come out this way. The EPA is searching for other reasons why fracking may cause contamination and ordered the companies to help provide clean water to the people that is affected by the natural gas. Reflection: I think fracking is crazy. You're not only hurting the environment but hurting the communities around the area. I find it very scary that people have to live around these areas because of the contamination of the water that can cause many health problems. Fracking polluted the communities water and the companies know it will harm them but still deny to stop because I feel like all they want is money and that is why they do not considered about others health.