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Fracking Pollution Linked To Cancer
Fracking Linked to Cancer
LATEST NEWS January 7, 2016:
New research reveals fracking involves hundreds of toxins that may pose serious ills and many more that remain unstudied. Arsenic, benzene, formaldehyde, lead and mercury are among more than 200 toxins found in fracking fluids and wastewater that may pose serious risks to reproductive and developmental health.
Fracking becomes personal when it affects the health of a loved one. As fish live in water, humans live in an ever more polluted environment of unseen chemicals. I say unseen because the particles are so minute and embedded within the air, soil and water.
Our risk of toxic exposures to water where fracking cancer causing contaminants get pumped to cities feeds millions of people. People living in agricultural regions live in the midst of fracking country where the water tables contain harsh fracking poisons. Just because we can't see these chemicals, they will deteriorate our health over time. Fracking exposes more than 700 chemicals—including carcinogens, neurotoxins, hormone disruptors, plastics, heavy metals and radioactive agents.
End The Sky Is Pink Debate
Fracking Motto "Remember the BP Gulf of Mexico Oil Spill" Pollute Our Water Ways
As new information comes to light, the title of this article may change.
Water and Oil Don't Mix Controversy
Water means life. We can't live without water to quench our thirst. Oil means financial exchange. Oil buys things and fuels our tanks. However, an uneven exchange occurs when the amount of life giving water goes to producing oil. Water and Oil simply don't mix.
A Ceres research paper shows the demographics on water-stressed land mass and Fracking operations, especially in Texas and Colorado, where wild forest fires and drought conditions exist. Supposedly big industry now search for ways to increase the use of recycled water and non-freshwater resources for oil production.
GreenMedInfo on Fracking
GreenMedInfo | On April 24, the State of Florida, House of Representatives, passed a controversial pro-fracking bill, written by the oil and gas industry, the Fracturing Chemical Usage Disclosure Act, filled with trade secret loopholes which will allow dangerous chemicals to potentially pollute Florida's fragile Everglades water conservation ecosystem. Dan A. Hughes company intends to drill a 13, 900 foot deep exploratory well in close proximity to a relatively densely populated residential area known as Golden Gate.
How would you like to receive a notice from a company (Total Safety Inc., a company hired on behalf of Dan A. Hughes) requesting contact information in order to create an emergency evacuation plan in case of an explosion or hazardous hydrogen sulfide gas release?
Maybe they will have a new slogan besides "Remember The Alamo," something more similar to "Remember the BP Gulf of Mexico Oil Spill."
Fracking Industry Puts Out Their Own Publications
EcoWatch informs us that Harvard Law School evaluated FrackFocus.org an organization for and by the Fracking industry. Unfortunately, the articles provided neglect to tell the whole story to the people who will be affected by fracking in their communities.
Therefore, if you are searching for valid, complete and up-to-date information about fracking, chemicals, and activities in this industry, you will have to seek out another unbiased source.
NEED TO KNOW | The price of gas | PBS
Local News: Attend Frack-Free NC Lobby Day
Tuesday, June 5, for Frack-Free NC Lobby Day
Everyone go to the General Assembly and meet with legislators to let them know that there is NO reason to pass ANY legislation that would allow fracking in NC. A pre-lobby briefing will start at 10AM at Marbles Kid's Museum in downtown Raleigh. Afterwards we'll head to the General Assembly to talk with YOUR legislators! You'll be on your way home no later than 2PM.
- For info on carpools, buses, etc. watch these Updates! CWFNC can offer some assistance with transportation costs please email firstname.lastname@example.org for info
- May 31, 7PM, Screening of "Message from the Marcellus" short documentary by Todd Tinkham and "Dispersed" team. Eno River Unitarian Church. Directions.
- May 31, 7PM, Forum on Fracking, Hendersonville - cosponsored by CWFNC and ECO. Details.
- WUNC Podcast May 25, 2012 Fracking Show | wunc.org/tsot/archive/sot052512a.mp3
Tremors Due To Fracking
What's happening in New York? — It takes a women, town supervisor, Susan Zimet put her foot down regarding fracking in her hometown of New Palz.
How to stop fracking? Institute Prohibitions at the local level, even if a wealth of rich shale hide below the surface of the earth. Don't sell out. I've heard that Colleges and Universities now trade oil companies the rights to drill right under the campus buildings.
BANS OF FRACKING | Brine on town roads, hydro-fracking waste in sewage system, using the land for extracting, developing and producing natural gas, oil or other subsurface hydrocarbons.
BANS ON STAGING | Nothing associated with fracking such as developing gas pipelines, water lines or stations used for injection or venting.
DELAY AT THE LOCAL LEVEL | When government at local level does not provide permits, then construction cannot begin. Some justifications not to give permits can apply to many towns and cities across this nation. If digging and drilling will increase increase noise levels, go beyond the capacity for traffic, create noxious odors, contaminate water and air, and harm open space and aesthetic resources, then permits may not be deemed beneficial to the community.
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Yahoo \ OCTOBER 3, 2012 LATEST EARTHQUAKE NEWS | Three unusual earthquakes that shook a suburb west of Dallas over the weekend appear to be connected to the past disposal of wastewater from local hydraulic fracturing operations, a geophysicist who has studied earthquakes in the region says.
Preliminary data from the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) show the first quake, a magnitude 3.4, hit at 11:05 p.m. CDT on Saturday a few miles southeast of the Dallas-Fort Worth (DFW) International Airport. It was followed 4 minutes later by a 3.1-magnitude aftershock that originated nearby.
CBC NEWS | Science and Technology | The U.S. government announcement downplays the possibility that fracking to extract natural gas poses a high risk for triggering earthquakes large enough to feel. Instead, the report says gas and oil drilling the conventional way, damming rivers, deep injections of wastewater and purposeful flooding may pose higher risks, listing only the magnitude 2.8 tremor in the state of Oklahoma and 2.3 magnitude shaking in England as causative agents for earthquakes.
Earth Justice Fracking Video
Stop The Frack Attack
PENNSYLVANIA | Good News For A Change. Court Deals Blow To Fracking Industry April 11, 2013. A Pennsylvania judge in the heart of the Keystone State’s fracking belt has issued a forceful and precedent-setting decision holding that there is no corporate right to privacy under that state’s constitution, giving citizens and journalists a powerful tool to understand the health and environmental impacts of natural gas drilling in their communities.
FRACKING | Toxic Fracking Wastewater Dumped into Sewer, Why No Arrest? 20,000 gallons of toxic and potentially radioactive fracking wastewater was dumped into a storm drain that empties into a tributary of the Mahoning River in Youngstown, Ohio. The governor got his enforcers to overlook the violations as the poisonous brine seeped into our valley and flowed to other communities downstream. | ecowatch.org/p/energy/fracking-2/
ACT NOW | Tell Obama To Stop Fracking | MORATORIUM
Fracking Collusion in Pennsylvania | www.truth-out.org/news/item/6675:fracking-industry-colludes-with-pennsylvania-legislature-to-create-dangerous-new-law
Huffington | Health Effects Fracking Makes Livestock Sick examining case histories of 24 farms in six states in which fracking occurs.
Reduced milk production. Gastrointestinal, neurological and urological issues. Sudden death.
New York Residents Pay Attention | Risk Of Lung Cancer Reported
A significant public health hazard associated with drilling for natural gas in the Marcellus Shale formation must be seriously investigated by the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC). This hazard is from radioactive radon gas and the potential for large numbers of lung cancer among natural gas customers.
THESE EARTHQUAKES ARE NOT COMMON EVENTS IN THE AREAS OF DISTURBANCE.
- Frohlich said he doesn't think it's a coincidence that an intensification in seismic activity in the Dallas area came the year after a pocket of ground just south of (and thousands of feet below) the DFW airport began to be inundated with wastewater from hydraulic fracturing.
- Our Amazing Planet | Learn about predicting earthquakes and seismic activity
Stop The Fracking March On Washington
The Next Generation
I recently attended a religious ceremony for a young 12-year old girl who's name, Nehamah, means "comfort" in Hebrew. She gave a compassionate, intelligent speech about the meaning of water and our connection to this vital life-giving natural phenomena. She explained how religious people equate water with the words of Torah [The Five Books of Moses] using metaphors like heavenly energy falling to earth as rain. These water droplets add up and become streams, rivers, lakes and finally oceans. She described in poetic terms the fine line between Noah's flood and G-d's ability to provide an appropriate amount to sustain, cleanse and purify life.
The Number 40 Represents A Test and A Cleansing Period
Even though this well-educated young lady spoke eloquently about water, its spiritual history and her personal connection through biblical stories, she may not know about something happening in her own backyard. We call it fracking, the mining of gas from shale rocks. And, as she spoke about Miriam, the prophetess, for whose sake the Hebrew people received fresh water 'from a rock' during the 40 years wandering through the desert to the promised land of Israel, I thought of fracking. The maxim, "You can't get water from a rock" also came to mind. How many generations must pass before we make choices that will be kind to the earth and kind to each other?
- The measurement of the cleansing spiritual bath - the mikvah - 40
- The number of Noah's flood - 40 days and nights
- The years wandering the desert - 40
- The number of weeks gestation for a baby - 40
- Water is a feminine energy force
- When Miriam died in the desert, so too did that rock stop giving water.
Getting Water From A Rock | Only Moses and Aaron Can Do That Safely
And now we try to get water from a rock, and unfortunately, we will end up killing ourselves in the process. Do you believe the gas industry has a method to extract this gas "safely?" Think again. I said only Moses and Aaron could hit the rock and have a clear stream of fresh water to quench the thirst of the community. But, even they had their troubles when this act was done improperly!
We Seem To Have Sunk To A New Low
We can only drink pure unsalted water to sustain human life. Polluted water means we have a polluted spirit. So many ways mankind has dumped effluent and wastes into our water ways. The corrupt continues this practice, due to greed; and yet, sometimes people actually feel they do good without realizing the greater negative outcome. Are they receiving tampered facts and figures? Are they fooling themselves? Not concerned with the contamination and consequential harm to human life, they concern themselves with jobs, financial gain and providing an abundant energy source. Have they calculated into their figures the total effects of killing living organisms, or the enormous cost of causing sickness? That, I say, does not outweigh the benefits to economic development.
Excellent Educational Videos Available
Listen to the people talk about the pain to the environment and to neighborhoods in Pennsylvania and New York due to the fracking industry.
What Happens To Your Drinking Water From Fracking?
Can Fracking be connected to the "Strange Sounds Around The World : In Sky, On Earth, Underground?"
As industry continues to drill holes underground like voles, moles and other rodents that dig tunnels in agricultural fields or yards, we can possibly see repercussions. Do you notice the word "percussion" within this consequential result of digging underground? As the earth starts to collapse, we could be creating a fragile earth that begins to moan and grown. As this sound occurs deep within the earth, the hollow whining might help explain these strange earth sounds.
I'm not sure anyone else agrees with this hypothesis. However, if these noises and sounds portend the future and are warning signs then we had better start to evaluate our methods of obtaining energy from the earth in this way. Further information below discusses the potential for creating earthquakes.
Fracking in North Carolina - Act Now!
Fracking Just Too Dangerous Petition | As the North Carolina legislature prepares to legalize fracking, we must consider the proximity of The Shearon Harris nuclear plant. Do we want to see a repeat of the Fukushim Meltdown in our state? Read all about the potential for earth shifting earthquakes. What will this do when proposed Chatham County Frackers drill less than 15 miles from Shearon Harris?
On January 22, 2010 officials at the Nuclear Regulatory Commission announced that the electrical generator from the damaged Unit 2 reactor at Three Mile Island will be used at Shearon Harris. Not only does the NC legislature want to approve fracking near the population centers of Raleigh, Durham, Cary and Chapel Hill, it risks water contamination, methane gas pollution and destruction of roadways that will carry thousands of truckloads of chemicals and water to pump millions of gallons deep into the earth. We must stop this insanity. SIGN THE PETITION ABOVE
Fracking Hearing Draws 600 Hundred | Opponents and supporters of hydraulic fracturing made their cases at a public hearing in Sanford on March 20, 2012. Those who wish to speak out can attend the upcoming meetings scheduled. No program that instituted fracking in any state has really protected our water, air and land.
wunc.org/tsot/archive/SOT1011a.mp3 | Live and Learn
NC Oil and Gas | Landowners who sign a lease to Oil and Gas companies want an environmentally friendly contract, not one that benefits the drilling companies and ends in loss of rights by landowners.
Humans Are Fallable
We think we are so smart and have the scientific advances to solve all of our energy problems. Somehow history negates our superior attitude. Two other blogs on spiritual and peaceful themes. We need a positive note.
Increasing Potential for Cancer in Society
With the quick influx of fracking, the marketing by lobbyists and bribery to representatives must be exposed. The public must speak out, vote their hearts, blog, and call up representatives and leave a message.
A huge list of negative outcomes will be the result of the fracking industry such as the release of methane gas which would be much worse that pig farms.
Late Breaking News About New Years Earthquake in Ohio
Chicago Tribune | Will we see more man-made earthquakes around this country as a result of making the earth more fragile? When we allow drilling into the ground to explore for oil and gas via the method of fracking, then we will be susceptible to unstable land layers. We cannot wish away or brush away a 4.0 magnitude earthquake. So far acti five deep well sites in Youngstown, Ohio have been
A 4.0 magnitude earthquake in Ohio on New Year's Eve did not occur naturally and may have been caused by high-pressure liquid injection related to oil and gas exploration and production, an expert hired by the state of Ohio said on Tuesday.
Ohio's Department of Natural Resources on Sunday suspended operations at five deep well sites in Youngstown, Ohio, where the injection of water was taking place, while they evaluate seismological data from a rare quake in the area.
- Health Effects Of Fracking Need Study | Duh! Except let's give equal balance of outcomes. News January 10, 2012
States Where Fracking Will Devastate The Land and People
Pennsylvania, New York, West Virginia and Ohio
You might say, why worry, if it is not happening in your backyard?
Just remember that we are composed of many states bound together. The soot, toxic dust, contaminated water ways all move between state lines, down mountains, across plains, into the oceans, up into the atmosphere. We are ALL affected.
When lives are at stake, then entire families must suffer. We Americans are mobile and your friends and family may be living in many states that will be affected by this industry. We are the family of mankind.
You might ask, "Is Fracking Even Worse Than Drilling?"
William Fisher responds to this question with an emphatic, "yes!" Why, because they essentially are different forms of drilling. One being implemented near the ground's surface, the other digging like a deep root tap into the bowels of the earth and then spreading outward.
The authentic term for 'fracking' is hydraulic fracturing. In this process, the plant injects tons of good water and a blend of toxic chemicals into reservoirs to fracture shale rock, which allows gas and oil to escape. The robbing Peter to pay Paul philosophy of wasting so much fresh water to capture some of this energy source, gas/oil, doe not equate. In addition, the process spoils the once potable fresh water, which we know will become more scarce.
Tip of the Mitt Watershed Council
The Northern Michigan Tip of the Mitt Watershed Council, founded in 1979, leads the nation in awareness, education and action to protect their state counties' resources: Antrim, Charlevoix, Cheboygan, and Emmet Counties.
How Deep Is That Well?
Well, we are talking 5,000 to 10,000 feet deep! The previous fracking industry methods cannot be compared to the destruction and rape of the land next to the modern method of horizontal rilling and multi-stage fracking. We cannot simply do a fracking 'recall,' as in the medical and pharmaceutical industry [which also pushes drugs to market before they are definitively determined safe.] Once the damage is done, there is no undoing it.
The Watershed Council States:
"Pennsylvania, state regulators found that gas drilling using high-volume fracking has caused contaminated drinking water, polluted surface waters, polluted air, and contaminated soils. Fracking uses hundreds of undisclosed chemicals, which are mixed with water and pumped underground, directly through aquifers, to fracture rock. The cocktail of chemicals used in the fracking process is “undisclosed” from the public because it is considered to be a trade secret and proprietary information. We do know some of the individual chemicals used in fracking operations and, while these make up just a fraction of the total materials in the fluid, they include recognized carcinogens and hazardous materials such as hydrochloric acid and ethylene glycol."
Sitting On Shale
Can Humor Lighten This Heavy Load?
Sometimes the use of humor will catch people's attention, teach some facts, and reduce the amount of stress around a controversial issue. The tongue in cheek skit below will make you laugh, but think about the truth of what is being done to the land, water and air?
- According to Fox, there are 450,000 of these gas wells across the country, with a proposal for 100,000 more in New York and 100,000 in Pennsylvania.
North Carolina Fracking News
I just received a phone call from NC Environment asking for another pledge this year. The gas companies want to do more fracking than ever. In NC a Free testing program, which would identify levels of methane, chemicals and compounds present in the water, is available for land owners and will help the final analysis with facts and figures regarding contaminated drinking water. [See News and Observer ] Because fracking spells shale gas money we have reasons to worry, when people are not top priority.
Pennsylvania Fracking News
Home owners have complained of unexplained illnesses and water discoloration from oil drilling from fracking shale using deadly chemicals. As a precaution, some energy companies have supplied households with bottled water deliveries or potable water storage tanks. Doesn't that tell you something?
What's Happening In Montana?
The Fracking Industry Has Non-Disclosure Protection | A source of national concern by educated citizens and elected officials in all states may have a chance to get full disclosure if a bill sponsored by Bozeman, Montana, Senator Bob Hawks, passes to force the oil and gas industries to disclose all the chemicals used in processing, which at this time is not public information.
What's your opinion? Vote in the Poll Below. Then add your comment to explain.
Does industry have to right to keep their intellectual information secret? Is there a difference between learning what chemicals go into the earth during the fracking process and the ingredients that coka-cola mixes into their secret formula?
Public Citizens, Counties and States Have a Right To Know
Should the proposed disclosure bill pass the Senate?
Gasland The Movie
Local environmental concerns, citizen supported organizations and newspapers have addressed this issue to create awareness and activism. In addition, the movie, Gasland, has been shown around the country as a major effort to get the word out and inform the public. www.gaslandthemovie.com/
- Take Action Suggestions | www.gaslandthemovie.com/take-action/
Hydraulic fracturing effects the wildlife in national parks and natural areas and a way of life for people living in affected areas. Is the short-term gain of jobs worth the long-term loss of a healthy environment and health of individuals?
- WordPress Blog Just another reason why I'm skeptical and you should be too. When the former Halliburton CEO is involved we may not get full disclosure of the truth.
- GovTrack.Us | A website that provides background on government bills. | H.R. 2766: Fracturing Responsibility and Awareness of Chemicals Act of 2009
- Amend The Safe Drinking Water Act | Another bill opposed by the oil and gas companies that disappeared from public view. | www.govtrack.us/congress/bill.xpd?bill=s111-1215
- Mitt Watershed Council | "Horizontal drilling and multi-stage fracking will be used to collect this gas, which is different than the hydraulic fracturing techniques historically used in Michigan. This drilling is not only deeper, it also uses substantially more fresh water (millions of gallons rather than up to one hundred thousand gallons) and chemicals. There are many unknowns with respect to the environmental and long-term impacts." www.watershedcouncil.org/learn/hydraulic-fracturing/
Have you seen Gasland The Movie?
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