The website fracfocus.org has been formed by the industry to enable voluntary disclosure of fracturing fluids and material used by operators in their wells in the United States. Thousands of wells are now included in this database for access by the public.
Well operators must work with state regulators and comply with federal regulations. OSHA, Environmental Response, the Compensation and Liability Act and the Toxic Substances Control Act all contain record keeping and reporting rules followed by energy producers. These regulations ensure all chemicals used in the extraction process are properly handled and stored, and that workers and first responders are made aware of the substances they handle.*
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