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If ya'll didnt know 'fracing' is a term used for hydraulic fracturing of gas wells. The process is needed to break the rocks in order to create paths through which the natural gas can flow towards the well. The process involves around 5-6 million gallons of fresh water pumped into the well bore under high pressures. Because the water dissolves some of the salts in the rocks it is extremely salinated, sometimes up to 20x as salty as the ocean waters. Residents in the gas regions of PA, NY, Oh

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