A "proprietary" mix of chemicals only known to petroleum insiders. And what I suspect, but can not prove obviously, are toxic wastes costing the petrochemical companies billions to store safely.
From what has erupted from faucets around the country reinforces my suspicions because all of the products listed are expensive to store and most definitely are hazardous.
But the Pacific Ocean is big enough to absorb nine BILLION gallons of flammable petro waste right?
Before a tropical storm eroded a hundred years of sand buildup on the California Coast in the early eighties digging down one would find layers of stained sand from spills of the past. They for the most part were not intentional. But this is.
That's the process commonly known as fracking, short for hydraulic fracturing. The fluid pumped into the wells usually gets pumped back out again as wastewater. And if you suddenly have an uneasy feeling about where those offshore rigs dispose of that wastewater, you may well be correct. About half of the state's offshore rigs pump at least some of their wastewater right into the Santa Barbara Channel.http://www.kcet.org/...
According to the Center for Biological Diversity, oil rig operators have federal permits to dump more than nine billion gallons of fracking wastewater into California's ocean waters each year. That's enough wastewater to fill more than 100 stadiums the size of the Rose Bowl brim-full of toxic waste. And CBD wants the Environmental Protection Agency to do something about it.