Jim Avery: Full disclosure, please

May 11, 2013 

Disclosure, please

Regarding the May 4 article “Vote on fracking rule delayed”: There is no question that companies wanting to inject chemicals into the ground should have to disclose what chemicals will be injected prior to getting state permission.

What am I missing? The groundwater is a public resource of the highest importance, and any chemicals tmust be public information regardless of proximity to the groundwater. Without public disclosure, what is to keep known hazardous chemicals from being injected?

Jim Avery

Wake Forest

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