Essay about Hydraulic Fracturing

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The social and economic evolution which unfolded along the course of the industrialization era since the 1800s onwards has constituted the basis for many scientific investigations with regards to social and economic history, and politics as well. The creation and developmental process of national industry has very much been an important and dominant facet of economic upheaval. Despite the numerous benefits, industrialization nonetheless has brought about downsides which affect societies altogether. The goals for personal interests have substituted the humane in people to the point of disregarding that which is righteous and beneficial for the mere individual. Instead of thriving on urban-industrial means which would, in parallel, restrict …show more content…
One such technology is hydraulic fracturing, an unconventional method used to extract also unconventional gas and oil resources. But hydraulic fracturing is a dangerous method which poses a number of threats and this is why its implementation, rather than sustaining the population, works to its detriment both short and long term prospects considered. Some of the most perilous risks which hydraulic fracturing assumes are explosions and deflagration in the proximity of the extraction areas which can subsequently lead to unexpected and dangerous effects; geologic-tectonic risks of multiplication and amplification of earthquakes especially in already affected areas; also, favoring the apparition of fronts fault which can store tectonic energy and generate local earthquakes with a magnitude of 6 on Richter scale in previously non-affected areas; a highly dangerous risk of water pollution, both groundwater and surface water due to the number of chemicals used in the process. This is in fact the primary risk that has stirred so many controversies over the implementation of the method and the one which the majority of scientific studies have focused on. Another risk put forth by the hydraulic fracturing technique is a major biological risk because the pollution of water inevitably affects living entities from microorganisms to human life since life itself is water dependent. In and around exploited areas, polluted

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