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Reporting Chemical Compounds Used in Fracking

As of February 1, drilling operators in Texas are now required to report the chemical compounds used in hydraulic fracturing or “fracking” operations, the process used to extract natural gas from the ground. Fracking has caused controversy over the potential that it can contaminate groundwater and well water.

In addition, they will have to report the amount of water used, which should be of great interest because of the drought there. Several other states have put this requirement in place.

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