Texas study finds thousands of pounds of ‘forever chemicals’ have been injected into oil and gas wells
A new study by Physicians for Social Responsibility (PSR) shows that since at least 2013, oil and gas companies have used more than 21 tons — or 43,000 pounds — of a class of extremely toxic and persistent chemicals, known as per-and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS), in hydraulic fracturing of oil and gas wells in Texas. Known for their toxicity at microscopic levels, their multiple negative health effects, including cancer, and their resistance to breaking down in the environment, PFAS are a highly dangerous class of chemicals nicknamed “forever chemicals.”
What’s the big deal? I thought “geologic sequestration” of deadly chemicals is supposed to be great.
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What’s the conversion from pounds to armadillos?
What kind of armadillo? The ones around probably run 5-6 pounds. But other varieties run from a few ounces to over a hundred pounds.
I’m glad we don’t have the latter. The giant turtles are bad enough.