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Dispelling the Top 3 Fracking Myths Dispelling the Top 3 Fracking Myths Myth #1: Fracking sets water on fire. The Truth Origin of the myth: The movie Gasland. This myth has been investigated and debunked. Colorado officials determined that the methane in the homeowner's water FALSE was present because he drilled his own water well through a naturally occurring pocket of methane. It was not because of nearby drilling. Myth #2 Fracking will contaminate water supplies The Truth Fracturing rock at 1 mile beneath the surface will not allow methane to seep into water supplies. When the well is being drilled-as with any oil and gas well-a triple cement and steel casing is used to line the well as it passes through aquifers, protecting against any possibility of contamination. 1 mile beneath the surface Myth # 3 >Frack fluid is toxic and highly dangerous The Truth 99,5% is water and sand The remaining chemicals in the fracking fluid are found in various household products like cosmetics food cleaning supplies

Dispelling the Top 3 Fracking Myths

shared by askmeaboutfracking on Apr 02
This infographic debunks the biggest myths surrounding the impact of hydraulic fracturing.


Anne-Sophie Reinhardt


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