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Pa. industry group to disclose drilling chemicals
|Members of the leading Marcellus Shale industry group in Pennsylvania will voluntarily disclose chemicals used in each natural gas well as of Jan. 1, the organization said.|
An environmental group applauded the move, but said it's not enough.
The Marcellus Shale Coalition represents many of the largest gas drillers in Pennsylvania.
The drillers use a process called hydraulic fracturing, which forces millions of gallons of water, mixed with sand and chemicals, deep into shale formations to free the gas.
The industry believes the process is safe, but environmental groups and people who live in drilling areas have worried about the exact chemicals used in each well, and the possibility of groundwater contamination.
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