U of A research shows fracking fluids cause significant harm to fish

A hydraulic fracturing, known as fracking, operation in the greater Fort St. John area in northeastern British Columbia is shown in this undated handout photo. THE CANADIAN PRESS/HO-Wilderness Committee, Jeremy Sean Williams by The Canadian Press Posted Jan 24, 2017 10:28 am MDT Last Updated Jan 24, 2017 at 10:46 am MDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email EDMONTON – Research has found that liquids used to frack oil and gas wells can harm fish.A newly published paper by University of Alberta scientists concludes the water that flows from such wells causes significant damage.The study says chemicals damage the gills and liver of fish and disrupt the endocrine system, which controls the flow of hormones.The study concludes more work is needed to figure out just how the fluids cause the damage — as well as what might be the best way to lessen the impact.The research is published in the journal Environmental Science and Technology. U of A research shows fracking fluids cause ‘significant’ harm to fish read more