Fracking in your town? Don’t drink the water if you don’t want cancer!

Thursday, February 25, 2016
By Paul Martin

by: David Gutierrez
Thursday, February 25, 2016

For years, scientists and residents of areas where fracking is performed have raised concerns that the controversial mining practice could be causing cancer. Now a direct link has been demonstrated for the first time, in a collaborative study by numerous respected U.S. and Chinese institutions, and published in the journal Toxicology and Applied Pharmacology.

Fracking, formally known as “hydraulic fracturing,” is a technique for extracting petrochemicals from tough shale deposits that are inaccessible to conventional drilling techniques. A combination of new technologies and diminishing supplies of easier-to-mine oil and gas has led to a boom in the formerly unprofitable technique, particularly in North America.

Billions of gallons of water contaminated per day

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