LOUDONVILLE — About 40 people gathered at the Loudonville Public Library on Thursday evening for information about the controversial gas well drilling method known as hydraulic fracturing, hydrofracking for short.



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One Response to “Questions raised about hydrofracking”

  1. Anonymous

    I’ll probably be the only one who comments on this because of the lack of interest most people have towards it, but one issue that has been comng out lately involves the chemicals used to fracture the shale and force the natural gas out. There are many different chemicals currently being used and tried out, but the primary concern most scientist have is with the possibility of the contamination to ground water and potable wells used for domestic use. Some of the chemicals have been listed as carcinogens by the U.S. E.P.A., and hopefully will be prohibited shortly. I’m sure it’s way too early, but just in case anyone is talking to any companies now, or will be in the future, make sure you understand and specify which chemicals can and can not be used on your property, and that only approved chemicals for that use and in your particular area are approved by the U. S. EPA. If you don’t, you could find some or most of the groundwater on your property not fit for consuption or use. Needless to say, this would distroy your property value.