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Environmental impact of hydraulic fracturing in the United States

Environmental impact of hydraulic fracturing in the United States has been an issue of public concern, and includes the potential contamination of ground and surface water, methane emissions, air pollution, migration of gases and hydraulic fracturing chemicals and radionuclides to the surface, the potential mishandling of solid waste, drill cuttings, increased seismicity and associated effects on human and ecosystem health. however opponents of water safety regulation claim hydraulic fracturing has never caused any drinking water contamination.

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