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Fracking Companies Pumped Toxic PFAS into the Ground After Obama’s EPA Approved Its Use

HeadlineJul 14, 2021

A new report finds fossil fuel companies used highly toxic, cancer-linked PFAS chemicals while fracking for oil and gas between 2012 and 2020, after the EPA under the Obama administration approved their use. PFAS, known as “forever chemicals,” have been tied to a host of dangerous environmental and health effects, including high cholesterol, decreased fertility and immunity, low infant birth weights and cancer.

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