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Fracking endangering firefighters? Chemicals used released

Fracking endangering firefighters? Chemicals used released


As a huge cloud of black smoke rose above Monroe County in Ohio last month, firefighters rushed into the fracking site to stop the fire before being told what chemicals were being used, chemicals that are now known and deemed hazardous and toxic. Breathing in some of the fumes could have fatal effects on the human bodyfracking sites weren’t releasing that information to firefighters until after or during the fire, according to NBC4. The firefighters fought for more than 24 hours to put the blaze out in Monroe, the report said. Since this epic fire, Ohio citizens are learning what chemicals are actually used to frack oil wells, somethings that was previously kept as a company secret, according to the station. An ODNR spokesperson said the fire is still being investigated.

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