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What Chemicals Are Going Down The Fracking Well?06:03

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For years, the oil and gas industry has used “trade secret” claims to avoid telling the public which chemicals it uses in fracking operations. But in a major shift, the oilfield services giant Baker Hughes recently adopted a new policy: full disclosure.

The drilling companies that are clients of Baker Hughes have begun posting the information to a website called “FracFocus,” a national clearinghouse for fracking chemical disclosure.

But transparency about fracking chemicals still remains elusive. Katie Colaneri from Here & Now Contributor WHYY joins host Robin Young to explain.


This segment aired on November 14, 2014.

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