The regulations vary, state to state.For example, Colorado requires parties to identify each chemical ingredient in the overall fracturing fluid by its Chemical Abstracts Service (CAS) number36 and to provide the maximum concentration of each ingredient within the fluid…
…in geological formations that had been, and to some extent even after production is complete still are hydrocarbon aquifers. Meaning any water you would find there naturally is not something a sane person would put into their body, or even pour on their body generally speaking. Especially if you do not like the taste of brine.They pump million of gallons of water mixed with these fluids into the ground and estimates I’ve seen are that up to 70% of it is left in the ground.
That is nonsense. Taps that “light on fire” (more a pop, usually meaning quite dangerous) have to do with the natural gas, the hydrocarbons that are the target of the drilling. What is the cause of that can be “naturally occurring” (yes, that does happen, drill for water and get natural gas, remember these wells are being drilled in areas with hydrocarbons including coal as a common feature of the geology), related to the drilling process of the well itself (geological formation disturbance), a poorly engineered completed well that is leaking from the production zone into a surface aquifer, or the fracking as possible causes. The fracking being at or near the bottom of the list, probability-wise.We do know this, get those fracking fluids anywhere near a well or an aquifer and the people using that water can light their taps with a match and the water itself becomes a toxic nightmare. That's documented and filmed.