The fracking process requires a large quantity of water to drill. The fluids used in the fracking process flow back to the surface, often entering the water table or polluting the drilling area, and sometimes improper disposal of waste water from the wells. Fracking can also release gas and heavy metals into water supplies. Residents that live near fracking wells have reported foul smelling and in extreme cases flammable tap water.
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In NSW fracking fluid is up to 99% sand and water. Find out more on the NSW Coal Seam Gas website www.csg.nsw.gov.au
The fracking process requires a large quantity of water to drill. The fluids used in the fracking process flow back to the surface, often entering the