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List of just some of the chemicals used in fracking fluids
Below is a partial list of chemicals used by hydraulic fracturing companies in Pennsylvania, according to research by that state’s Department of Environmental Protection. Companies are not required to disclose the amounts or types of chemicals used in their fracking fluids.

1,2,4-Trimethylbenzene
1,3,5 Trimethylbenzene
2-butoxyethanol
2-Ethylhexanol
2-methyl-4-isothiazolin-3-one
2,2-Dibromo-3-Nitrilopropionamide
2.2-Dibromo-3-Nitrilopropionamide
5-chloro-2-methyl-4-isothiazotin-3-one I
Acetic Acid
Acetic Anhydride
Acie Pensurf
Alchohol Ethoxylated
Alphatic Acid
Alphatic Alcohol Polyglycol Ether
Aluminum Oxide
Ammonia Bifluoride
Ammonia Bisulfite
Ammonia Persulfate
Ammonium chloride
Ammonium Salt
Aromatic Hydrocarbon
Aromatic Ketones
Boric Acid
Boric Oxide
Butan-1-01
Citric Acid
Crystalline Silica: Cristobalite
Crystalline Silica: Quartz
Dazomet
Diatomaceus Earth
Diesel (use discontinued)
Diethylbenzene
Doclecylbenzene Sulfonic Acid
E B Butyl Cellosolve
Ethane-1,2-diol
Ethoxlated Alcohol
Ethoxylated Alcohol
Ethoxylated Octylphenol
Ethylbenzene
Ethylene Glycol
Ethylhexanol
Ferrous Sulfate Heptahydrate
Formaldehyde
Glutaraldehyde
Glycol Ethers (includes 2BE)
Guar gum
Hemicellulase Enzyme
Hydrochloric Acid
Hydrotreated light distillate
Hydrotreated Light Distilled
Iron Oxide
Isopropyl Alcohol
Kerosine
Magnesium Nitrate
Mesh Sand (Crystalline Silica)
Methanol
Mineral Spirits
Monoethanolamine
Naphthalene
Nitrilotriacetamide
Oil Mist
Petroleum Distallate Blend
Petroleum Distillates
Petroleum Naphtha
Polyethoxylated Alkanol (1)
Polyethoxylated Alkanol (2)
Polyethylene Glycol Mixture
Polysaccharide
Potassium Carbonate
Potassium Chloride
Potassium Hydroxide
Prop-2-yn-1-01
Propan-2-01
Propargyl Alcohol
Propylene
Sodium Ash
Sodium Bicarbonate
Sodium Chloride
Sodium Hydroxide
sopropanol
Sucrose
Tetramethylammonium Chloride
Titaniaum Oxide
Toluene
Xylene
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