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What is hydraulic fracturing?
Hydraulic fracturing has contributed to the expansion of natural gas production in the United States, but has raised several environmental concerns. Hydraulic fracturing uses toxic chemicals, which may contaminate water and air. Large hydraulic fracturing operations also require extensive supplies, equipment, water, and vehicles, which can create risks of accidental spills or leaks.
Web Links from MedlinePlus (National Library of Medicine)
Chemicals Used in Hydraulic Fracturing (US House of Representatives Committee on Energy and Commerce) (PDF — 642.43 KB)
Hydraulic Fracturing and Health (National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences) (PDF — 289.91 KB)
Information on Natural Gas Extraction and Hydraulic Fracturing Information for Parents and Community Members (Pediatric Environmental Health Specialty Units) (PDF — 183.80 KB)
Learn about Toxic Chemicals Used in Hydraulic Fracturing. TOXMAP (National Library of Medicine)
Natural Gas Extraction - Hydraulic Fracturing (Environmental Protection Agency)
Natural Gas Hydraulic Fracturing: Issues USGS Is Tracking (US Geological Survey) (PDF — 4.86 MB)
Plan to Study the Potential Impacts of Hydraulic Fracturing on Drinking Water Resources (Environmental Protection Agency) (PDF — 2.11 MB)
The Secretary of Energy Advisory Board Shale Gas Production Subcommittee Ninety-Day Report (Dept. of Energy) (PDF — 761.46 KB)
Worker Exposure to Silica During Hydraulic Fracturing (Occupational Safety and Health Administration)
Chemicals in Hydraulic Fracturing
Are these chemicals in MY community?
Volatile Organic Compounds (VOCs)
Last Updated: November 28, 2016