FRACCIDENTS: Contrary to the oil & gas industry’s claim that fracking is harmless and safe, there have been numerous documented „fraccidents“ linked to poisoned drinking water, polluted air, mysterious animal deaths, and explosions.
The United States is in the midst of an unprecedented oil and gas drilling rush—brought on by a controversial technology called hydraulic fracturing, or fracking. Along with this fracking-enabled rush have come troubling reports of poisoned drinking water, polluted air, mysterious animal deaths, industrial disasters and explosions.
Check out this link for an interactive map of fraccidents – Еarthjustice.org
Shale basin and plays geographic data were retrieved from the U.S. Energy Information Administration and were current as of May 9, 2011. Information on fraccidents were compiled from the source(s) cited with each fraccident. (View Larger Map)