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Fracking Frank

Hydrofracker, Fracking Frank is one of the biggest threats to air and water quality worldwide.  Sadly, he has caused soil, surface and groundwater contamination of of local water wells, and has introduced tons of chemicals into watersheds and waterways.

Hydraulic fracturing is the propagation of fractures in a rock layer caused by the presence of a pressurized fluid. Hydraulic fractures form naturally, as in the case of veins or dikes, and is one means by which gas and petroleum from source rocks may migrate to reservoir rocks.

However oil and gas companies may attempt to accelerate this process in order to release petroleum, natural gas, coal seam gas, or other substances for extraction, where the technique is often called fracking or hydrofracking.