Fracking Contamination Statistics [Fresh Research]

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"Methane contamination in drinking water increases by 17 times near fracking sites."

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"Only 35% of Americans favor the increased use of hydraulic fracturing."

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"More than 160 drinking water sources serving 61.4 million people in the US had fracking activities within their source protection area."

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"6% of wells are predicted to fail in the first year, allowing leakages and contamination in nearby areas."

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"The International Energy Agency expects the US to produce nearly 80% of additional oil and gas production globally through 2025 due to fracking."

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"More than 15 million people in the US lived within 1 mile from a fracking well in 2013."

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"A 2011 study found high methane concentrations in residential drinking water wells near fracking sites within active extraction areas."

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"Pipeline leaks in the US due to hydraulic fracturing are 71% higher than estimated by the EPA."

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"As of 2020, there are about 8,000 fracking sites in the US."

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"Fracking wells on public lands in the US release 11 million metric tons of carbon dioxide annually, equivalent to emissions from 2.2 million cars."

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"In 2012, the health of approximately 5,000 Pennsylvania children was found to be potentially affected by living within a mile of fracking sites."

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