Fracking is toxic for kids, suit says

Fracking is toxic for kids, suit says by Linda Satter, September 15, 2011, Arkansasonline
“The combination of extreme pressure along with the highly volatile chemical cocktail results in fracturing of the shale formation and the subsequent release of natural gas,” the suit explains. It asserts, “Due to the nature of the fracking process, chemicals including known poisons and carcinogens are released into the air and around the fracking site.” The recent operation, the suit alleges, released large amounts of benzene, xylene and methylene chloride, which “infiltrated and contaminated” the Scoggins’ home.

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