Contaminated drinking water is one of the biggest concerns regarding hydraulic fracturing.
However, many studies, like the one from University of Colorado in Boulder that we talked about in our previous blog, have proven that the so-called “toxic” chemicals found in fracking fluids aren’t as toxic as the general public has been led to believe. More and more studies have been conducted to determine the real risks posed by fracking, and a new study that was recently conducted by Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has once again confirmed that the threat of contaminated water is virtually nonexistent.
The EPA finds that fracking doesn’t have serious impacts on drinking water.
The EPA assessed the hydraulic fracturing process from start to finish, including the acquisition of water, mixing in the fracking chemicals, injecting fracking fluids into the well, collecting waste water, treating waste water and disposing of waste water. Their assessment has confirmed what many smaller studies have found, that fracking doesn’t harm drinking water. Although inadequately cased above ground water storage tanks, improper waste water treatment and spills may still present a concern, these are issues that the oil and gas industry faces as a whole, not just hydraulic fracturing.
Fracking is a controversial issue, but new studies are released all the time confirming that it is safer and more environmentally friendly than many special interest groups would have us believe. Learn more about how to make fracking cleaner and safer by turning to the experts at Well Water Solutions today. Our above ground water storage tanks are some of the best in the industry, and we even have them available for rent! Visit our site today.