Infographic: What is Hydraulic Fracturing?

By Al Granberg and Krista Kjellman Schmidt
ProPublica

Hydraulic fracturing is a process used in nine out of 10 natural gas wells in the United States, where millions of gallons of water, sand and chemicals are pumped underground to break apart the rock and release the gas. Scientists are worried that the chemicals used in fracturing may pose a threat either underground or when waste fluids are handled and sometimes spilled on the surface.

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By Al Granberg and Krista Kjellman Schmidt
ProPublica
Hydraulic Fracturing of Natural Gas Graphic

This graphic comes to Circle of Blue from ProPublica, an independent, non-profit newsroom based in Manhattan that produces investigative journalism in the public interest.

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2 Comments
  1. Living in NE Ohio we’re about to be inundated by this practice, public info meeting are being held and I, having a fresh water well that is naturally soft, am in fear of the consequences we are about to have thrust upon us without our consent. Let the poisoning begin! Soon we might be able to heat our house by LIGHTING OUR WATER! Bastards.

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