What Is Fracking?
Fracking is the hydraulic process of injecting a mixture of water, sand, and chemicals into underground shale formations—forcing them to release natural resources such as gas, petroleum, or oil. The process allows access to otherwise inaccessible resources—often at a high price to the surrounding community. The fracking process can pollute local air and water supplies in neighborhoods, towns, and cities—and even release harmful gases into the atmosphere. At Henson Fuerst, we want to stand up for the rights of people who have been injured or sickened by fracking in their community. If you or a loved one has suffered due to fracking, contact us at 919-781-1107 or complete our free initial consultation form.
Environmental & Health Risks of Fracking
Some of the most dangerous health risks posed by fracking include:
- Water Contamination—Fracking releases chemicals and organic compounds into our drinking water supply. These substances can cause problems to the nervous system, immune system, and cause cardiovascular problems—and may also be linked to cancer.
- Air Pollution—Fracking releases contaminants into the atmosphere that can severely lower air quality. Continuous exposure to these chemicals can cause respiratory diseases, neurological problems, birth defects in children, and difficulty breathing.
- Worksite Accidents—The fracking process involves the release of very large concentrations of combustible gases—which may cause explosions. These explosions can occur at fracking worksites—or even in trucks, trains, or other transit vessels.
Henson Fuerst knows how fracking can devastate neighborhoods and towns like yours. We want to help you and your family get compensation if you’ve 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.
We’re Here to Help
If you’re facing land condemnation—or the seizure of your home, business, church, or farm under eminent domain—you don’t have to face the government or big corporations alone. The experienced eminent domain and land condemnation attorneys at Henson Fuerst protect the rights of property owners across North Carolina—and we want to help you too. Call Henson Fuerst at 919-781-1107 or complete our free initial consultation form.
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