Wednesday, March 9, 2011

Environmental Impact Overview

Another interactive piece by the New York Times shows the potential impact on the environment from everything that goes into hydrofracking for gas mining. It points out that acres of trees need to be cleared, there is increased heavy machine traffic, the wastewater may run off into streams and wells, and the waste water is often not properly treated before being dumped into rivers and streams, among other dangers.
NYT Interactive- Fracking


GRONDAHL, M., MARSH, B., & ROBERTS, G. (2011, March 1). Chemicals and Toxic Materials in Hydrofracking - Interactive Graphic - NYTimes.com. The New York Times - Breaking News, World News & Multimedia. Retrieved March 9, 2011, from http://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2011/03/01/us/chemicals-and-toxic-materials-in-hydrofracking.html?ref=drillingdown

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