Use of ‘forever chemicals’ is widespread in New Mexico drilling operations, report finds April 12, 2023

Cows near a fracking site

The Hill

Oil and gas companies drilling in New Mexico have been using toxic “forever chemicals” in their extraction processes for the past decade, a new report has found.

Between 2013 and 2022, drilling operations have injected at least 261 New Mexico wells with 9,000 pounds of per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) for use in fracking, according to the report, released on Wednesday by Physicians for Social Responsibility.

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