Hinchey Calls for Hydrofracking Hearings


Congressman Maurice Hinchey, has sent a letter requesting Congressional hearings to assess potential concerns with hydraulic fracturing of natural gas.
Over the past weekend, The New York Times published an article describing potential environmental and health concerns resulting from “hydrofracking.”
These concerns include the inadequacy of sewage treatment plants, which might handle the millions of gallons of wastewater that arise from the hydrofracking process.
There is a question whether existing plants can remove possible higher levels of radioactivity than previously known to result from the drilling method.
Potential contamination of widely used sources of drinking water could also result.

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