One of the biggest concerns right now is sources of energy, including natural gas. While scientist look for sources of cleaner energy, natural gas is being touted as being 50% safer than all other options.
However, it is still very unsafe. Gas exploration puts toxic chemicals into the ground. This is done in a process called “fracking.” Also known as “hydraulic fracturing,” it involves a process in which gas drilling companies inject toxic chemicals into the earth in order to find new deposits to use.
These toxic chemicals include benzene, ethyl benzene, and other harmful compounds. Along with water, the chemicals are injected with high pressure into the sale of the earth. This is millions of gallons of water, chemicals, and waste going into each fracking process. This can result in groundwater contamination and pollution for homes and businesses in the area. Fracking has even been linked to earthquakes, as one study in Ohio is currently suggesting. Looking at the unusual amount of seismic activity in that area over a 2 year period, the study is trying to understand how 11 earthquakes can occur and what could be linked to that activity. Could hydraulic fracturing be the cause? Watch this video now to learn more.
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