‘Forever chemicals’ found in New Mexico oil and gas wells. Could toxify water, study says April 12, 2023
Modern oil and gas drilling techniques used in New Mexico could leach toxic chemicals underground and into the environment, according to a recent study published Wednesday by Physicians for Social Responsibility.
The report studied the presence of per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) during hydraulic fracturing, or fracking, a drilling technique that pumps a mixture of water, chemicals, and sand underground to break up shale rock so crude oil and natural gas can be extracted.
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