Report: Mining For Sand Used In Fracking Will Pollute Drinking Water, Air

Mealey's (June 18, 2015, 4:45 PM EDT) -- NEWTON, Mass. — A nonprofit, nonpartisan think tank on Sept. 25, 2014, issued a report that concluded that “the rapid expansion” of hydraulic fracturing will increase mining operations for sand used in the fracking process, which will then release toxic chemicals into drinking water and silica into the air.

(Report available. Document #94-141014-021X.)

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The group Boston Action Research (BAR), which is a project of the Civil Society Institute, examined the mining of what it calls “special sand” in Wisconsin and Minnesota. As the demands of...
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