A recent report by ‘ChemTrust’  found that fracking fluids may contain a mixture of compounds including persistent bio accumulative and toxic substances, carcinogens, mutagens, toxic water pollutants, reproductive toxicants and endocrine disruptors. Very small quantities of some fracking chemicals are capable of contaminating millions of gallons of water. These dangerous chemicals include benzene, lead, formaldehyde, naphthalene, diesel fuel, methanol, hydrochloric acid, caustic soda, acrylamide & sulphuric acid. In addition, the flowback from fracking may contain high concentrations of heavy metals, hydrocarbons and significant levels of naturally occurring radioactive materials such as isotopes of uranium, thorium, potassium, radium and radon.
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