reply to post by Chrisfishenstein
I would like to share a video that was sent to me by a member of the fracking industry in PA.
Yes, Gasland was a little extreme. But see, it was produced by people who actually saw the effects of fracking. Your video, which i won't even
bother with, was provided by someone in the industry, and the link actually has Halliburton in it.
Instead of listening to a film maker, or listening to a PR person from the very industry in question, go youtube the interviews of government
officials from areas in the US that already went through this.
contamination of the ground water table IS a concern, by the very nature of fracking. You are, quite literally, pumping sludge into the ground to
essentially shake loose the natural gas from the shale and other deposits trapping this. As such, you are creating little earthquakes, and are
shifting things below the surface, which HAS led to well and ground water contamination.
No single fracking company can or will tell you the chemicals used. They will refer to some, and then just call the others "agents". It's a chemical
cocktail of carcinogenic chemicals and god knows what else.
There are many people who now can not drink their well water because of fracking, there are various cases of flammable (actually, inflammable) water
and explosions. Only a few are in "gasland".
honestly, for an ATS user, you should be weary of a video produced by the very industry in question, which is quite obviously a response to
I live in New Brunswick, Canada. We're currently fighting the fracking industry here as they intend to start the process all over the province. NB,
outside of Ontario and parts of western canada, has some of the most pristine and untouched wilderness you will ever find. As well, NB has the
largest undocumented water table around. We simply don't have all of it mapped out.
Yet, the industry feels comfortable enough to start pumping sludge into the ground wherever they want.
As well, you have to remember, this sludge comes back up, not all of it sits and contaminates the ground, it has to be disposed of.
To see some of the potential issues involved, I direct people to the movie H2Oil. It's not about fracking, it's about the Alberta tar sands and the
damage being caused there in the drive to get as much fuel out as possible, cheaply.
Fracking alone isn't the devil, I'm sure there are methods to reduce the risk. The problem is, they simply don't give two craps about you dying from
cancer 10 years from now, they only care about PROFITS for the shareholders, and you aren't one of them, so you could be dead or alive, it doesn't
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