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Frack fluid is the combination of water, chemicals and sand (or proppant) that is injected into a well to release the gas trapped within; water makes up much of this fluid. The chemicals used in frack fluid are carefully chosen to ease the production of gas from that well.[1]

On May 9, 2014 the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced it was preparing a stakeholder process to review the information on frac fluid. The EPA will be holding a 90-day public comment period, which could be followed by a regulatory requirement that companies engaging in fracking must disclose the chemicals used during the process, a voluntary system, or a combination of the two.[2]