The University of Colorado in Boulder finds that fracking chemicals are about as toxic as common products around your home.
In our last blog, we talked about how fracking is a big part of the future in the United States. Even though fracking is absolutely essential for our economy and our future, it doesn’t mean that there aren’t concerns surrounding it. One of the biggest topics of concern regarding hydraulic fracturing is water contamination from chemicals in fracking fluids that leak out of water storage tanks. However, a study from the University of Colorado in Boulder has found that those chemicals are less concerning than previously thought.
Fracking fluids aren’t as toxic as we have been led to believe.
Researchers at CU-Boulder took fracking fluid samples from wells in Texas, Pennsylvania, Nevada and Lousiana, which were then analyzed using the Laboratory for Environmental Mass Spectrometry. The chemicals they found were also in common everyday items many of us already have in our homes. Many of the chemicals found in fracking fluid can also be found in detergent, toothpaste, laxatives and even ice cream! There are many big concerns and issues in the fracking industry today, but recent studies, like the one conducted by CU-Boulder, make it clear that contamination from toxic substances in fracking fluid isn’t one of them.
Although fracking fluid doesn’t contain any highly toxic substances, it’s still important to take steps to prevent water storage tank leaks, and when you rely on the storage tanks from Well Water Solutions, you can rest assured that you’ve found a reliable storage solution. Visit our site today to learn more.