|This image has nothing to do with fracking, but is|
an entry in the photo contest. They are baby
cardinals in Wisconsin.
|This image also has nothing to do with fracking. It is|
a lovely bluff overlooking Lake Michigan in
The shale is then shot with a perferating gun that blows holes into the shale. Pressurized fracking fluid, mainly consisting of water, is then pushed into the shale from the holes created by the perferating gun. The fracking fluid can contain a large number of other chemicals seen on this list. Some of them are hazardous to human health. The fractured rock provides a route for the gases trapped in the shale to travel to the surface through the well.
|This picture is the last of three sent in by my sister Sharon.|
I love them all, but I have to go with the baby
cardinals for the entry.
In other news, the photos in the photo contest keep coming in. The ones scattered throughout the post are from my sister Sharon. If you send in multiple photos, I'll pick a handful of photos to list, but I'll pick one for inclusion in the contest. In this case, I am picking the photo of the baby cardinals to compete. Keep the photos coming! Send them to me at email@example.com