The National Toxics Network has called for a ban on fraccing, a practice used to extract coal seam gas.
They reported that:
NTN’s assessment has found that only 2 out of the 23 most commonly used fracking chemicals in Australia have been assessed by NICNAS. Neither of these 2 chemicals have been specifically assessed for their use in hydraulic drilling and fracking.
This puts paid to many of the claims made by the coal seam gas industry about the safety of their practices compared to those in the USA, where health and environmental impacts have been huge.
You can find the full report on the NTN website.