Fracking Process Analysis

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In this report I will analyze the process of fracking. Fracking is a process of drilling down into the earth before high-pressure water mixture is directed at the Rock to release the gas inside. After that is done water, sand and chemicals are injected into the Rock at high pressure which allows the gas to flow out to the head of the well. This process can be executed vertical and horizontally by drilling through the Rock layers. This allows new directional ways to release gases or used for existing channels to have better flow. The process is called hydraulic fracking because it refers to how the Rock if being broken apart by a high pressure mixture. Since you are digging deeper into the ground it can cause environmental concerns towards the earth. Not only can you start to cause earthquakes but you could also cause the ocean plates to potentially move and that would be bad for all environments near the water. Fracking uses a high amount of water that is transported to the fracking site. The cost will be very significant as the transfer of water can become very costly. Another impact would be the carcinogenic chemicals escaping and potential poisoning he groundwater in the fracking site. It starts with a deep well being drilled. After that the steel casing will be able to fit inside the wellbore where the hole was drilled. This steel will help to protect groundwater from the surrounding area for any potential leakage during hydraulic fracturing. The …show more content…
This could cause more earthquakes and tsunamis in other parts of the world which could then decrease our global population. With fracking you tend to see more animals going into endangerment because of the lost natural resources from the drilling into the earth. The most important thing to protect is the environment of the earth and the living creatures in

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