The U.S. is the first country to ban a chemical used in fracking and the first to do so by banning fracking chemicals from export

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has banned the use of certain types of chemicals in the extraction of natural gas, and the U.K. and Germany have already banned them.

In a statement on Wednesday, the U:s Department of Energy (DOE) said it would begin enforcing a ban on the use, production and disposal of two compounds: ethane and methanol.

The Department of Justice (DOJ) said in a statement that it was banning the use and production of the compounds as a result of concerns that they may pose a risk to public health and safety.

The use of chemicals like ethane, methanolic and benzene has become a major concern in the oil and gas industry because of the environmental and health impacts they can cause.

The DOE said in the statement that the ban was not based on public health data, but was based on the results of testing by the EPA.

In December, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) published a report that said ethane is an especially hazardous gas when it enters the environment, and methoene is the most dangerous gas at low concentrations.

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