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Tuesday, August 6, 2013

FracFocus Website Works For More Complete Disclosure

From Tulsa World:
The focus on hydraulic fracturing was increasing in the late 2000s, with people concerned about the chemicals used in the fluids being injected into the ground. 

Dan Arthur, president of Tulsa-based ALL Consulting, saw companies voluntarily disclose the chemicals and saw an opportunity to more widely disseminate the information and bring more companies on board. 

FracFocus.org became that tool to spread information on hydraulic fracturing, sometimes called fracking. 

With the Groundwater Protection Council and the Interstate Oil and Gas Compact Commission on board, the site has grown to include chemical information on more than 50,000 wells across the country, searchable by location, operator and even chemical. 

"For the first time ever, we have a nationwide database of water use, industrial chemical management, even companies themselves in how they're doing things," Arthur said. 
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