Frack sand mining. I’ve blogged about it before. Few people know about frack sand mining and the impacts it has on our water, air, land and health.
- When you think about the water used for fracking, double that to include the water used to wash the frack sand.
- When you think about the impacts to our air from mining shale oil & gas add silica sand to those impacts.
- When you think about the mass they are injecting into our earth for just one frack job–millions of gallons of water, 80+ tons of chemicals–add 2500+ tons of frack sand to that.
- When you think about the trucks needed for just one frack job, add to that trains, barges and trucks of frack sand.
A new report on frack sand mining:
The frack sand that is not mined in the US and shipped by rail is imported from China. How energy efficient is that?
We need to find a better way. Help us tell Congress to Stop the Frack Attack.