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Why Does Frack Wastewater Threaten Public Health?

Wednesday, July 21, 2021 at 07:00 PM

Join Mountainkeeper's Associate Director, Wes Gillingham, and the Delaware River Frack Ban Coalition for a Zoom webinar diving deep on how and why fracking wastewater harms groundwater, surface water, and communities.

In this webinar, we'll be joined by Dusty Horwitt and he'll walk us through Physicians for Social Responsibility's latest report, an exposé of previously unknown, highly dangerous chemicals that have been used in fracking – PFAS or per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances.

Download the full report here.

The webinar is free, but you must register to attend.

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A new report from Physicians For Social Responsibility reveals the shocking fact that energy companies have been using PFA (per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances) toxic "forever chemicals" to frack and drill natural gas wells with the blessing of EPA, which had signed off on the process a decade ago. This outrageous dereliction of duty by the EPA has left the door wide open for extensive use of these dangerous chemicals, which pose huge threats to human health and the safety of our water supply.

Fracking should be banned everywhere; as we work toward that goal, ensuring that PFA's are not allowed to be used in fracking fluids is the least EPA can do.

NY Times uncovers shocking dereliction of duty at the US Environmental Protection Agency

July 12, 2021, Livingston Manor, NY--Hiroko Tabuchi's groundbreaking piece in today’s New York Times sent shock waves through public health and environmental organizations as advocates learned not only that energy companies are using toxic PFAS* “forever” chemicals to frack and drill natural gas wells, but also that the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) had actually signed off on this process, which poses huge threats to human health and the integrity of our water supply. Click "read more" to see Mountainkeeper's statement.

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