Hydro-Fracking and Well Water. You may think you are safe, if you have well water, but if you live in an area where fracking is being done, you are in danger of have your water tainted.
Hydo-fracking, is the method of extract gas from the rock. The combination of chemicals (slick water) used in the extraction of the gas, pollutes the ground, kill plant life and our drinking.
The process uses up to 8,000,000 gallons of water for each drilling process. These chemicals used are diesel fuel, benzene biocides and hydrochloric acid. These are only the chemicals we know about. Companies using these methods do not have disclosure laws to tell the public, all the chemicals use in fracking.
Once you wells are contaminated, you can not drink or use the water safely. If you feel your water has been affected, consider sending a sample of your water to be tested. If big gas corporation have been given permits to extract gas in your town, you are in for an uphill battle trying to get them to stop. Only a major movement by communities can push corporations either make fracking safer, or to move to areas with not population.
Here are some of the ways well water gets polluted:
- nitrogenous fertilizers
- manure from farms
- Wasted from abandoned mines
- Broken or leaking Septic systems
- Illegal dumping of chemicals in our water ways
- Leaking from below ground oil and gas tankers
- Oil spills and leakages, near well site