Hydraulic Fracturing Lawsuits
What Is Fracking?
Fracking is a hydraulic process that injects a mixture of water, sand, and chemicals into shale formations in the ground to release natural resources, such as gas, petroleum, and oil. The process allows access to these otherwise inaccessible resources, but it often comes at a high price for the communities surrounding the fracking operations.
The process of fracking can pollute air and water supplies in neighborhoods, towns, and cities. It’s also capable of releasing harmful gases into the atmosphere. At HensonFuerst, we want to stand up for the rights of people who were injured or sickened by fracking in their communities. If you or someone you love suffered due to fracking, contact us at (919) 781-1107 or complete our free initial consultation form.
Environmental Risks of Fracking
Some of the most dangerous risks fracking poses to people’s health include:
- Water Contamination
Fracking releases chemicals and organic compounds into water supplies that are often used for drinking water. These chemicals can cause problems with the nervous, immune, and cardiovascular systems, and may be linked to cancer.
- Air Pollution
Fracking releases contaminants into the atmosphere that can decrease air quality. Continuous exposure to these chemicals can cause respiratory diseases, neurological problems, birth defects in children, and difficulty breathing.
- Worksite Accidents
Fracking involves the release of large concentrations of dangerous gases, which may cause explosions. These explosions can occur either at fracking worksites or even in transit in trucks and trains.
HensonFuerst knows how fracking can devastate neighborhoods and towns like yours. We want to help you and your family get compensation if you suffered health problems because of a fracking operation near your home, business, or school. Get in touch with us today, and see how we can help.