"Is that why fracking injection solution is kept secret?"
Certain memes have a life of their own, no matter how incorrect.
Texas RRC proceedings adopting fracking chemical disclosure rules. www.rrc.state.tx.us
#10 | Posted by et_al at 2014-05-22 06:34 PM
Oh, slick one - did you read the 42 pages on disclosure rules? Cursorily and immediately I believe there are two important assignments - one is defining "additive" (hydraulic fracturing injections are composed of many) and the other is procedural pertaining to submitting a request "challenging a claim of entitlement to trade secret protection for any chemical ingredients and/or CAS numbers used in the hydraulic fracturing treatment(s) of a well".
(4) A requestor must file a request no later than 24 months from the date the operator filed the well completion report for the well on which the hydraulic fracturing treatment(s) were performed. A landowner who owned the property on which the wellhead is located, or owned adjacent property, on or after the date the operator filed with the Commission the completion report for the subject well may challenge a claim of entitlement to trade secret protection within that 24-month period only. The commission will determine whether or not the request has been received within the 24- month period.
So, if after two years you are witnessing contamination the culpability lies with whom?
But just before that, starting on page 36 there is an interesting note:
(4) Disclosure to health professionals and emergency responders. A supplier, service company or operator may not withhold information related to chemical ingredients used in a hydraulic fracturing treatment, including information identified as a trade secret, from any health professional or emergency responder who needs the information for diagnostic, treatment or other emergency response purposes subject to procedures set forth in 29 Code of Federal Regulations 1910.1200(i).
That sounds essential.. but there is a qualifier:
(d)Disclosures not required. A supplier, service company, or operator is not required to:
(4)identify specific chemical ingredients and/or their CAS numbers that are claimed as entitled to trade secret protection based on the additive in which they are found or provide the concentration of such ingredients, unless the Office of the Attorney General, or a court of proper jurisdiction on appeal of a determination by the Office of the Attorney General, determines that the information would not be entitled to trade secret protection under Texas Government Code, Chapter 552, if the information had been provided to the Commission.