To the Editor:
Over the past few years, a new process for procuring natural gas has become more prevalent in the United States and other countries of the world. It is known as hydraulic fracturing, or fracking for short, and involves pumping chemicals into the ground causing cracks to form in the soil. These openings allow natural gas to rise to the surface and be collected. Unfortunately, the fluids used in the fracking process can be hazardous and the waste materials left over contain radioactive elements and harmful chemicals which may cause serious damage to humans. These materials must transported away from the original sites.