Little Rock, Ark. (PRWEB) July 08, 2012
The Little Rock, Arkansas, attorneys at the Duncan Firm are currently investigating claims from Arkansas residents who may have experienced water problems or property damage as a result of the natural gas extraction procedure known as hydraulic fracturing, or “fracking.”
Citizens who live near natural gas wells in central and north-central Arkansas counties including White, Cleburne, Van Buren, Faulkner, Prairie, Woodruff, Jackson and Independence may be affected by fracking. The fracking process involves the injection of water, sand and numerous chemicals below the earth’s surface and into the shale, where natural gas pockets are located.
Some fracking chemicals may be harmful to humans and livestock, although oil and gas companies are not required to disclose certain proprietary chemicals classified as so-called “trade secrets.” These chemicals may be especially hazardous if they seep into water supplies such as ground wells and are ingested by people or animals.
The potential adverse effects of fracking are still being studied. However, when the procedure is performed negligently or with faulty equipment it can result in property damage or water contamination.
If you’re an Arkansas resident and you believe you may have sustained water contamination or property damage as a result of fracking, please call the Duncan Firm at 501-228-7600 or 877-638-6226, or contact the Duncan Firm online for a free case review. Our team of attorneys has extensive experience dealing with water contamination and property damage due to hydraulic fracturing.