Gov't Panel: Fracking Chemicals Should Be Revealed

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"There's little risk that the chemicals injected thousands of feet underground will ever reach shallow drinking water aquifers."

Associated Press

A U.S. Department of Energy panel wants energy companies to reveal all the chemicals they use in a natural gas drilling technique.

The panel was convened by Energy Secretary Steven Chu at the request of President Barack Obama. It contends there's little risk that the chemicals injected thousands of feet underground will ever reach shallow drinking water aquifers. But with increasing public concern about the drilling processócalled hydraulic fracturing, or frackingó the panel says in a report today there's no reason why companies can't publicly disclose all the ingredients. . . .View Full Article

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