Salina, KS

Now: 24 °

Currently: Fair

Hi: 44 ° | Lo: 24 °

Report: Cancer-Causing Chemicals Used in Fracking

KSAL StaffAugust 14, 2014

An environmental group says companies engaged in an oil and gas drilling method known as fracking have used chemicals that can cause cancer in four wells in Kansas.

Industry representatives on Wednesday denied the allegations in a report issued by the Environmental Integrity Project.

The Topeka Capital-Journal reports the group says the chemicals used to extract gas from the four wells included kerosene, diesel and other hydrocarbons during hydraulic fracturing, or fracking.

Katie Brown, a spokeswoman for a program of the Independent Petroleum Association of America, says the industry has adequate safeguards to protect public health. She also says permits to use kerosene weren’t required when most of the wells were in use.

(Information  from: The Topeka Capital-Journal)

Copyright © Rocking M Media, 2018. All Rights Reserved. No part of this story may be reproduced without Rocking M Media’s express consent.

CATEGORIES :

COMMENTS

STAY IN TOUCH!

GET OUR APP!

LATEST POSTS

Salina Man Arrested for F...
January 22, 2018Comments
No Bomb Found after Threa...
January 22, 2018Comments
I-70 Drug Arrest near Sal...
January 22, 2018Comments
Smoky Hill Museum to Cele...
January 22, 2018Comments

LATEST TWEETS

Read all tweets
© 2007 - 2018