Environment Canada Keeping Nearly a Thousand Frac Chemicals Secret: Memo released through Access to Information Legislation

Enviro Canada Lists ‘Some 850′ Chemicals In Fracking by Blacklock’s Reporter, August 27, 2014

Environment Canada has quietly compiled a list of nearly a thousand chemicals, toxins and additives used by shale gas drillers nationwide.

The department would not disclose the list, but states in a confidential memo it was compiled through “North American sources”. The memo was released through Access to Information: “Canadians have expressed concern”.

[Refer also to:

Petroleum Services Association of Canada (PSAC). Drilling and Frac Chemical (Mud) List Historical. 2005.

PSAC’s Updated but reduced list, but no longer accessible: Drilling Product Listing for Potential Toxicity Information

Above lists referenced in Brief review of threats to Canada’s groundwater from the oil and gas industry’s methane migration and hydraulic fracturing by Ernst Environmental Services, June 16, 2013 ]

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