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60,000 Gallons of Petrochemicals Released in Colorado
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Photo: ManicMorFF/morguefile.com  Hydraulic fracturing, also known as fracking, is being used across the United States to extract deeply-locked petrochemicals from the ground, over protests from citizens and environmental organizations concerned about the practice. Colorado's recent horrific floods provided a stark illustration of these concerns; an estimated 60,000 gallons of petrochemicals were released from flooded fracking wells and other oil and gas extraction sites, contaminating the water and potentially leading to environmental disaster.  See full article.

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