Fracking with “Forever Chemicals” in Pennsylvania October 24, 2023

Oil and Gas Companies Used PFAS in Pennsylvania Wells; Extent of Use Obscured by 160 Million Pounds of Trade Secret Chemicals; Rural Areas at Risk

The new report from PSR details the risks from injecting PFAS into Pennsylvania’s oil and gas wells, as well as risks from the disposal of millions of tons of liquid and solid waste associated with the wells.


Media Coverage

Pennsylvania orders disclosure of fracking chemicals — except for ‘trade secrets’
Bay Journal

Study Finds Heavy Presence of PFAS in Fracking Chemicals

Aiuto, questo Stato ha trovato tonnellate di “sostanze chimiche segrete”
Esquire Italia (Italian)

Unmasking Secret Fracking Chemicals
Living on Earth

“Forever chemicals” in Pennsylvania fracking wells could impact health of surrounding communities: Report
Environmental Health News

Major health survey links fracking in Pa., US to cancers, birth defects, other health harms
Spotlight PA

Pennsylvania Frackers Used 80,000 Tons of Secret Chemicals Over Past Decade
Mother Jones

Pennsylvania’s Gas Industry Used 160 Million Pounds of Secret Chemicals From 2012 to 2022, a New Report Says
Inside Climate News

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