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Fracking Fatally Destroys Forests In As Little As Two Days

By Intern on July 8, 2011 at 2:00 pm

"Fracking Fatally Destroys Forests In As Little As Two Days"

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A new study conducted by the U.S. Forest Service concluded that fracking causes alarming damage to the enviornment in as little as two days. The findings, which looked at the effects of land application of fracking fluids on a quarter-acre section of the Monongahela National Forest, found that within two days, all ground plants were dead. After two years, half of the trees were dead and the soil composition was radically altered. “The explosion of shale gas drilling in the East has the potential to turn large stretches of public lands into lifeless moonscapes,” concluded PEER Executive Director Jeff Ruch. -Jen Kalaidis

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