What do you consider groundwater? Leaving the drill tailings laying
around on the surface can pollute the surface if the retention dams are
breached. But a properly drilled fracking well can't pollute water
wells since the fracking well will be many thousands of feet below the
well water. But proper drilling practices are key. A fracking well can
blow out just like the Deepwater Horizon well did if the well is not
ps: Most fracking in the US is for natural gas, not oil, although there
is plenty of oil fracking also.
On 3/23/2014 3:25 AM, Peter Klein wrote:
> Whether large-scale fracking is OK or not,
> I'm not decided on, but I have my doubts. It appears to be a very dirty
> technology with lots of toxic crud left in the groundwater after the
> petroleum is extracted.
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