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EPA approved toxic chemicals for fracking, new report finds

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The E.P.A. identified serious health risks associated with chemicals proposed for use in oil and gas extraction, and yet allowed those chemicals to be used commercially with very lax regulation,” Dusty Horwitt, a researcher at Physicians for Social Responsibility, said, per the New York Times.

“Considering the terrible history of pollution associated with PFAS, EPA and state governments need to move quickly to ensure that the public knows where these chemicals have been used and is protected from their impacts,” Horwitt said in a statement.

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