Hydraulic Fracturing Is a Bad Idea
The man brought his lips among the cup, slowly taking a sip, then another. Sip after sip he drank from his glass then suddenly he dropped his glass and staggered backward. He gasped then collapsed on the floor. Paramedics soon arrived due to a neighbor’s distressed call. They rushed the man to the hospital. The doctors at the hospital realized that he passed out because of radioactive waste-water. As they conducted a further examination they determined he had got anemia. Anemia is a condition marked by the deficiency of red blood cells or of hemoglobin in the blood, resulting in parlor or weakness. According to the Center for Disease Control, water-contamination from hydraulic fracturing can cause anemia, cataracts, and cancer. Fracturing should be banned from the United States because it harms the environment as well as people, and it can also can cause natural disasters.
The first reason why fracturing should be banned from the United States is because it harms people. The people living near the hydraulic fracturing site are in danger of chronic health problems according to the Los Angeles Times. Breathing in smoke and smog is not a good idea. Another factor that arises awareness is drinking water pollution. Recently, the Environmental Protection Agency did a study on how harmful hydraulic fracturing is on drinking water. In the analysis they asked the following questions: What are the possible impacts of inadequate treatment of hydraulic fracturing wastewater on drinking water resources? What are the possible impacts of flow back and produced water (collectively referred to as “hydraulic fracturing wastewater”) surface spills on or near well pads on drinking water resources? What are the possible impacts of the injection and fracturing process on drinking water resources? What are the possible impacts of large volume water withdrawals from ground and surface waters on drinking water resources? What are the possible...
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