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The Department of Environmental Conservation - In the state of New York. Combines a single agency all state programs designed to protect and enhance the environment.
The Frack Act - The Fracturing Responsibility and Awareness of Chemicals Act seeks to reverse some of the policies enacted in the 2005 energy policy and compel full disclosure of the chemicals, and specifically the concentrations of the chemicals used in hydraulic fracturing. Currently, the amount of each chemical is considered proprietary information.
Tight Gas - Natural gas found in reservoirs with low porosity and low permeability. It can be compared to drilling a hole into a concrete driveway–the rock layers that hold the natural gas are very dense, therefore the gas doesn’t flow easily.
Tight Sands - A geological formation consisting of a matrix of typically impermeable, non-porous tight sands.
Total Dissolved Solids - The amount of salt and minerals that are suspended in water. TDS occur naturally in groundwater, but at high concentrations, TDS can be corrosive, and can cause ground (drinking) water to be classified as contaminated.
Tripping Pipe - The physical act of pulling the drill string out of the wellbore and then running it back in.
Turbidity - A cloudy condition in water due to suspended silt or organic matter.