HYDRAULIC FRACTURING

Justin Ours Josh Koert Kelsey Haynes

Fracking is the process of drilling and injecting fluid into the ground at a high pressure in order to fracture shale rocks to release natural gas inside. .WHAT IS HYDRAULIC FRACTURING (FRACKING)? Shale is fine grained sedimentary rock that is a rich source of petroleum and natural gas.

HOW DOES IT WORK? HORIZONTAL FRACKING .

HOW DOES IT WORK? VERTICAL FRACKING .

HOW COMMON IS FRACKING IN OUR AREA? .

 Almost every other method of obtaining natural gas has been exhausted which is making fracturing more and more common. Fracking has been used in cases where certain geological formations restrict the flow in areas highly concentrated in natural gas.WHY IS HYDRAULIC FRACTURING USED? Being that natural gas is a non-renewable resource. . it is being utilized at an exponential rate.

ethylbenzene and xylene. . Benzene is a highly flammable compound and is known to cause cancer and other health issues relating to the central nervous system. Toluene is used to create benzene and is used as a solvent similar to the constructs of paint thinner it is highly toxic. toluene.HEALTH EFFECTS OF FRACKING Some common chemicals known to cause some serious health problems are benzene.

and ingestion can cause death in humans.)  CNS(central nervous system) is the primary target organ-system for toluene toxicity in both humans and animals for acute and chronic exposures.  Cardiac arrhythmia is a side-effect. .HEALTH EFFECTS OF FRACKING(CONT.

com .ENVIRONMENTAL EFFECTS OF FRACKING  There are risks of contaminating rivers and streams containing safe drinking water.  Surface and groundwater pollution  Air pollution  Soil contamination  Habitat fragmentation  Erosion from extracting gas from shale dangersoffracking.

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