Learn about toxic chemicals used in hydraulic fracturing

Lists 29 toxic chemicals used in fracturing

EPA scientists are conducting a study of hydraulic fracturing to better understand any potential impacts on drinking water and groundwater. Congress has released a report on hydraulic fracturing (PDF, 156 KB) that lists 29 toxic chemicals used in fracturing

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EPA

Facility Registry System (FRS)

EPA Superfund

TOXMAP

FULL RECORD

Acetaldehyde Acetaldehyde

AcetophenoneAcetophenoneAcetophenone


Acrylamide


Benzene

Benzyl chloride


Copper

Cumene

Di (2-ethylhexyl) phthalate


Diesel

Diethanolamine

Dimethyl formamide


Ethylbenzene


Ethylene glycol

Ethylene oxide


Formaldehyde

Hydrochloric acid

Hydrofluoric acid

Lead

Methanol

Naphthalene

Nitrilotriacetic acid


p-Xylene

Phenol

Phthalic anhydride

Propylene oxide

Sulfuric acid


Thiourea

Toluene


Xylene