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JAMES BOND 007 foretells our fracking furture!!!

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posted on Mar, 2 2011 @ 06:09 PM
I couldn't help myself. When I saw this video, I thought it most appropriate to post here.

The sudden swarm of earthquakes in Arkansas -- including the largest quake to hit the state in 35 years -- is very possibly an after effect of natural-gas drilling, experts warn.

At issue is a practice called hydraulic fracturing, or "fracking," in which water is injected into the ground at high pressure to fracture rock and release natural gas trapped within it.

Geologists don't believe the fracking itself is a problem. But Steve Horton, an earthquake specialist at the University of Memphis and hydrologic technician with the U.S. Geological Survey, is worried by a correlation between the Arkansas earthquake swarm and a side effect of the drilling: the disposal of wastewater in injection wells.

"Ninety percent of these earthquakes that have happened since 2009 have been within 6 kilometers of these salt water disposal wells," he told The timing is too coincidental to ignore, Horton said.

Salt water is a common by-product of the fracking process, and the simplest solution is to inject the toxic wastewater back into the ground. But that can lubricate the surrounding rock, experts warn, possibly leading to quakes.

"They started doing these injection wells in the area that we're talking about in April of 2009. Since that time, there has been an increase in the rate of seismicity," Horton told "The increase in the rate of activity we've seen is temporally associated with the use of these wells to dispose of fluids in the subsurface."

Hanan Mahdi, a seismologist at the University of Arkansas, noted a similar connection in an interview with the International Business Times. She speculated that there could be two kinds of seismic activity in the area -- one natural, the other caused by pumping salt water into the ground.


I never saw that James Bond movie.... But funny as hell, given the context.

See also:

Arkansas Suspends Drilling of Injection Wells after Earthquake Swarm

WAITING FOR THE BIG ONE: A connection between Deepwater, Earthquakes, and other Deep-Well Drilling?

Earthquake Swarm in Arkansas Intensifies. Memphis, Tennessee could be epicenter for the next big one

(Arkansas) Geologist urges residents to be prepared for quakes

Arkansas Supervolcano, New Madrid Subduction Zone, Yellowstone, BP Oil Disaster

UPDATE: Earthquake Swarm in Arkansas and the New Madrid Fault

The Conspiracy Before Your Nose: A Fracking Disaster in the Making!

edit on 2-3-2011 by loam because: (no reason given)

posted on Mar, 2 2011 @ 06:26 PM
Good find! - Pretty interesting.

Most James Bond if not all deal with someone trying to overtake the world. (Nothing Less
Quantum of Solace was about someone controlling water supply if I remember correctly.

Since a big part of Hollywood is own by *we suspects who* it is far more than possible that these scenarios are ordered!

Interesting fact. Ian Fleming , creator of the James Bond books, was an actual secret agent and one of his mission was named operation james bond. That's where the name comes from.

Maybe he had access to more resources than we can imagine.


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