Thursday, November 15, 2012

SkyTruth Releases Fracking Chemical Database

Yesterday, SkyTruth an environmental group which "promotes environmental awareness and protection with remote sensing and digital mapping technology" released a database of chemicals used in hydraulic fracturing (hydrofracking).  The database is comprised of "more than 27,000 "chemical disclosure reports" voluntarily submitted by industry to FracFocus, for gas and oil wells fracked between January 2011 and August 2012."  The information from FracFocus was obtained on either a"voluntary or regulatory basis by the participating oil and gas companies" from the eight states who use the service: Colorado, Oklahoma, Louisiana, Texas, North Dakota, Montana, Mississippi and Pennsylvania.  
To access the database click here.

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