Hydraulic fracturing chemical spills on agricultural land need scrutiny

Posted by on June 1, 2016 6:15 pm
Categories: Science

Hydraulic fracturing, a widely used method for extracting oil and gas from otherwise impenetrable shale and rock formations, involves not only underground injections composed mostly of water, but also a mixture of chemical additives. Researchers have now set out to discover whether the degradation of these chemicals in agricultural soil are affected by co-contamination.

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