Fighting the water crisis in Appalachia and beyond through knowledge harvested from the dedication of government, industry research, academia, visionaries, policy makers, and the engagement of youth.

Fighting the water crisis in Appalachia and beyond through knowledge harvested from the dedication of government, industry research, academia, visionaries, policy makers, and the engagement of youth.

The Realities About Fracking and Its Environmental Impact

Although hydraulic fracturing (fracking), is benefiting oil and gas drilling across the country, it can be dangerous to both people and wildlife if not done correctly. Fracking involves breaking up shale rock formations deep underground that contains natural resources like gas and oil. To do this, drillers must first create small explosions before pumping a mixture of water, sand, and chemicals into the earth.

Unfortunately, this technique can go wrong; if the oil or gas wells are not built strongly enough, they may leak and pollute groundwater sources. “Flowback” water from fracking operations can pollute streams and drinking water sources. The expansion of hydraulic fracturing has not kept up with important environmental standards. Millions of gallons of toxic fracking fluid are let into the ground on each drilling site without anyone but the drilling companies knowing what is in it. For example, fluids that include cancer-causing chemicals like benzene and toluene are exempt from federal regulation under the Safe Drinking Water Act.

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Planting Hope Through Clean Water

WaterProsper™ is a non-profit organization created to research, share, and deliver clean water solutions to disadvantaged families whose water has been contaminated with inorganic, organic, and radioactive chemicals. Our goal is to provide a system that filters contaminants from their well water for everyday drinking, cooking, and bathing.

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