Letter: Report the downside of fracking

Oil obtained from fracking is transferred into a Oil obtained from fracking is transferred into a tanker truck in North Dakota on Oct. 13, 2011. Photo Credit: Bloomberg News

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Regarding the "New oil boom" [Business, June 16], Newsday should not be extolling the virtues of fracking without mentioning its downside -- for example, permanently polluting our groundwater.

Just ask the people in Pennsylvania and elsewhere who can ignite the water coming from their faucets like a Bunsen burner.

Barbara Novack, Laurelton

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