E.P.A. Weighs Risks of Hydraulic Fracturing for Natural Gas – NYTimes.com

Posted by Trish Riley, July 25, 2010

CANONSBURG, Pa. — The streams of people came to the public meeting here armed with stories of yellowed and foul-smelling well water, deformed livestock, poisoned fish and itchy skin. The culprit, these people argued, was hydraulic fracturing, a method of extracting natural gas that involves blasting underground rock with a cocktail of water, sand and chemicals.

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