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AN EXPLORATION INTO THE DANGERS OF FRACKING
ABBREVIATIONS
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CWA Clean Water Act  
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EPAct Energy Policy Act  (2005)
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GWPC The Ground Water Protection Council
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NAAQS National Ambient Air Quality Standards
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IU Industrial Users    
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NCRP
National Council on Radiation Protection
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NESHAP National Emission Standards for Hazardous Air Pollutants
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NORM Naturally Occurring Radioactive Materials (uranium-235, radium)
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NPDES National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System  
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POTW Publicly Owned Treatment Works
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RCRA Resouce Conservation and Recovery Act
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RESRAD     Residual Radiation  (computer model of the transport of radioactivity through the environment to humans)
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SDWA Safe Drinking Water Act (1974)
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SGEIS Supplemental Generic Environmental Impact Statement  (New York State)
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SPCC Spill Prevention, Control and Countermeasure
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STRONGER State Review of Oil and Natural Gas Environmental Regulation
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UIC Underground Injection Control  (programs developed by the states under SDWA to manage liquid wastes)
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USEPA United States Environmental Protection Agency
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VOC Volatile Organic Compounds (benzene, toluene, ethylbenzene, xylene)
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www.petermichel.com/Fracking-Abbreviations.html                    Posted 3-01-2013   updated 3-05-2013
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