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Fracking ‘soap’ is hazardous to your health

December 6, 2013 • Sharon Wilson

This week residents in Mansfield, Texas were alarmed by a shower of foam that “shot back up the hole” of the too-close-to-their-homes EagleRidge Energy (EagleRidge) gas well. The foam hung in trees and covered their yards for hours.

EagleRidge said the foam was industrial soap used as a lubricant. Mansfield firefighters tested it and “found nothing toxic.” The residents should request MSDS sheets.

At least they didn’t say it was Dove Soap, as other fracking industry representatives have done.