‘Forever chemicals’ found in New Mexico oil and gas wells. Could toxify water, study says April 12, 2023

Carlsbad Current-Argus

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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