Advisory board urges "full disclosure" of fracking chemicals

03/9/2014 | Bloomberg

The Secretary of Energy Advisory Board in a report recommended the "full disclosure" of chemicals used in hydraulic fracturing. The board said drillers can separately report additive chemicals so as not to disclose trade secrets. "A list of chemicals that includes the contributions from all the constituents added makes it extremely difficult to reverse engineer to determine which chemicals and in what proportions these chemicals are present in a particular additive or product with specific trade name," according to the report.

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