'Fracking is a popular industrial technique used to harvest oil or gas from deep within the Earth.
On paper, fracking looks fantastic—it stimulates the economy and provides jobs. It is estimated that fracking saves Americans $180 billion every year on gasoline alone. Furthermore, according to National Geographic, the industry is expected to exceed $113 billion in annual federal revenue by 2020.
Mainstream media uses this economic data to strategically brainwash the public into believing it is completely benign, but what the media won’t tell you is that fracking is an industry sustained by corruption and cover-ups.
Those who profit from it have worked tirelessly to ensure its health dangers are well-hidden from the public eye.
Fracking uses a brew of toxic chemicals and fresh water to create what is called “fracking fluid.”
This fluid is injected at an exceptionally high pressure into the Earth’s crust. The high-pressure fluid injection causes subterranean rocks to crack, releasing oil or gas which then can be harvested.
A significant portion of the fracking fluid, now contaminated with heavy metals, then returns to the surface.
Due to irresponsible storage and disposal methods, much of the fracking waste ends up back in the environment. One company even legally dumped their fracking wastewater in a West Virginia forest. Within days, it killed all of the ground vegetation along with 50% of the trees after two years.
Fracking fluid waste pollutes drinking water, air, and soil—practically contaminating every front of the environment for hundreds, if not thousands of miles, traveling through rivers and along air currents.'
Read more: Big Oil Is Covering Up These Five Health Dangers Of Fracking
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