Carcinogens injected into wells

Millions of gallons of poisonous chemicals and known carcinogens have been injected into our wells and water system by leading oil companies into the water systems of 13 different states.
In a report by three house democrats reported Saturday that between 2005 and 2009, the report found 29 known toxins and carcinogens, according to the New York Times.
Many of the toxins found are supposed to be regulated under the Safe Drinking Water Act and the Clean Air Act, according to the LA Times.
They entered the system through the process of hydraulic fracturing, or hydrofracking, which is an unpopular technique to help pull natural gas out the ground, according to the New York Times.
The process of hydrofracking is extremely unregulated, and the report accused the companies of "injecting fluids containing chemicals that they themselves cannot identify", according to the New York Times.
An energy attorney criticized the report, saying the numbers were not likely accurate, according to the New York Times.

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