posted on Mar, 18 2011 @ 11:19 PM
This time, on a smaller scale, it hits me closer to home. This happened less than an hour from my front door...
Full Story Here
Elmira, N.Y. --- Hundreds of dead fish have floated to the surface in one Elmira pond. The dead fish on Millers pond were first spotted
yesterday. Officials say the cause of death is winterkill. The DEC says winterkill happens when ice and snow prevent sunlight from entering the
pond. It prevents aquatic plants from producing oxygen, which kills the fish. But some neighbors aren't convinced.
I know they claim "winter Kill", but this happening so close to my area, I had to take notice of it. This happened near the same region that Energy
companies are fracking in the shale beds. Add to this, the complaints of natural gas seeping in to residential well water across the Twin Tiers of New
York and Pennsylvania. One Tioga County, PA town has even had to quarantine cattle for exposure to frackwater from Chesapeake Energy's operations. NYS
has been fighting to keep out these companies, but that won't last for long. Can it all be connected? I think so.
A Note About Fracking:
Natural Gas can be found embedded inside large shale beds across regions of the Northeast and many other regions elsewhere. Companies blast water deep
in to these layers of shale, to extract the natural gas thats contained within. The issues in NY and PA, is where the waste waters, known as
Frackwater, drain to or are transported to for disposal. Frackwater contains minute levels of radiation.
NY and PA has been booming with several energy companies, seeking these pockets of gas. They've spent millions of dollars in one PA county, just
building housing facilities. At the same time, their trucks have been destroying roads, contaminating groundwater and causing price gouging in area
rentals, jacking rental rates up to as high as $2,100 a month. And those places used to be only $400 a month.
edit on 3/18/2011 by
MadDogtheHunter because: Changed the title to fit better