Environmental Impacts of Hydraulic Fracturing

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Introduction Shalenanza The Other Side of the Coin Earthquakes Internal Structure of Earth Key Definitions Purpose of Text Thought-Provoking Discussion Questions References and Recommended Reading Shale Gas Importance of Shale Gas Versatility of Natural Gas Alternative or Renewable Energy The 411 on Natural Gas The 411 on Processing and Refining Natural Gas Thought-Provoking Discussion Questions References and Recommended Reading Shale Gas Geology Introduction Sedimentation Types of Sedimentary Rocks Chemical Sedimentary Rocks Physical Characteristics of Sedimentary Rocks Sedimentary Rock Facies Thought-Provoking Discussion Questions References and Recommended Reading Shale Gas Plays Unconventional Natural Gas Resources Distribution of Unconventional Natural Shale Gas Fast Forward to the Future Thought-Provoking Discussion Questions References and Recommended Reading Shale Gas Sources Shale Gas in the United States Geologic Time Scale Active U.S. Shale Gas Plays Thought-Provoking Discussion Questions References and Recommended Reading Hydraulic Fracturing: The Process Poor Farm Folk to Texas Rich Drilling for Water Versus Drilling for Shale Gas Water Well Systems Components of a Water Well Shale Gas Drilling Development Technology Drilling Hydraulic Fracturing Fracking Water Supply Thought-Provoking Discussion Questions References and Recommended Reading Chemicals Used in Hydraulic Fracturing Background Fracking Fluids and Their Constituents Trade Secrets and Proprietary Chemicals Thought-Provoking Discussion Questions References and Recommended Reading Environmental Considerations Introduction Access Roads, Well Pads, and Mineral Rights Horizontal Wells Thought-Provoking Discussion Questions References and Recommended Reading Laws and Regulations Affecting Shale Gas Development and Operations Introduction Regulations for Shale Gas Operations Pollution: Effects Often Easy to See, Feel, Taste, or Smell Regulatory Structure Water Quality Regulations Clean Water Act Safe Drinking Water Act Oil Pollution Act of 1990 Air Quality Clean Air Act Clean Air Act and Hydraulic Fracturing Operations Land (Soil) Quality Oil and Gas Operations on Public Lands Superfund (CERCLA) Emergency Planning and Community Right-to-Know Act OSHA Oil and Gas Drilling, Servicing, and Storage Standards OSHA Standards Applicable to Shale Gas Operations Thought-Provoking Discussion Questions References and Recommended Reading Glossary Appendix A. Chemicals Used in Hydraulic Fracturing Appendix B. Case Study Locations for Hydraulic Fracturing Study Index
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There is a strong need for innovation and the development of viable renewable energy sources. Recent technological advances now allow natural gas supplies-previously believed inaccessible or nonexistent-to be discovered, mined, and processed for both industrial and consumer use. The technology, a controversial process that is alternatively called hydraulic fracturing, fracking, fracing, or hydrofracking, has greatly expanded natural gas production in the United States. Presenting a balanced discussion, Environmental Impacts of Hydraulic Fracturing is a comprehensive guide to all aspects of hydraulic fracturing used to extract natural gas, along with gas exploration and production in various shale fields. As the use of hydraulic fracturing has grown, concerns about its environmental and public health impacts have also increased-one of the most significant concerns being the fluids that are injected into rock formations to cause the fracturing contain potentially hazardous chemical additives.
The book covers all facets of the issue, including ongoing controversies about the environmental and operator safety issues arising from possible water pollution, drinking water contamination, on-the-job safety hazards, and harmful chemical exposure to workers and residents near well areas. The author discusses both the pros and cons of hydraulic fracturing, explaining the process in great detail. He describes the benefits of hydraulic fracturing and its importance in making the United States energy independent by drilling for its own resources, as well as the potential impacts to the surrounding environment. The text also includes suggestions and recommendations on how to mitigate environmental damage. Arguably the first book of its kind, this is the go-to text on the use and impacts of hydraulic fracturing.

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Autor: Frank R. Spellman
ISBN-13 :: 9781466514676
ISBN: 1466514671
Erscheinungsjahr: 17.09.2012
Verlag: PAPERBACKSHOP UK IMPORT
Gewicht: 821g
Seiten: 477
Sprache: Englisch
Auflage New
Sonstiges: Buch, 238x159x32 mm
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