of event has happened, and surely will not be the last. Especially When These Companies Are Aloud to Dump the Chemicals Deep In The Earth.
THERE POISONING ALL OUR WATER HALIBURTON IS A MAJOR PLAYER IN THIS EFFORT.…
ing site. The site’s owners have been taken to court for allegedly poisoning residents.
The documents were released this week, as part of a lawsuit that 7 plaintiffs who live near a hydraulic fracturing or fracking site, are serving on the gas industry.
The residents claim that waste water from a nearby site has contaminated their drinking water.
Toxicology tests on the seven claimants, who live within a mile of the drill and waste water site in Amwell Township, Pennsylvania, found toluene, benzene and arsenic in their bodies.
Mr. Loren Kiskadden, one of the plaintiffs, says he has a number of health problems including nausea, bone pain, breathing difficulties and severe headaches, New York Times reports. He says these symptoms are consistent with exposure to “hazardous chemicals and gasses through air and water.”
The chemicals used in fracking, particularly those found in the waste water which is pumped back into the ground under high pressure, are thought by some to lead to serious health problems.
A nurse who has firsthand experience of the health effects of the chemicals used in fracking, pointed to evidence linking the chemicals to cancer as well as liver, kidney and neurological damage in an article in the Baltimore Sun published in July 2012.
However, she also argued that as fracking has only recently taken off in many parts of the US, there is insufficient data on the dangers of the chemicals used. There is also lack of statutory or regulatory processes to ensure health and environmental safety.
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lating protests, suggest that it might.
Last night, in Lancashire – where fracking has stalled since causing minor earthquakes near Blackpool two years ago – campaigners from throughout Britain gathered for a bring-your-own-tent “Frack Camp”, two days of music, presentations, poetry and discussions on campaign strategy, fuelled by “freshly prepared vegan and vegetarian foods”.
In West Sussex, meanwhile, better-heeled residents of the Conservative heartland village of Balcombe are getting together more conventionally today to plan “peaceful protests”, after a shock announcement that “unobtrusive” round-the-clock exploratory drilling for shale oil and gas will start next month. They will start by accumulating street-by-street petitions – 82 per cent of the villagers are opposed – but some unlikely revolutionaries are already talking of passive resistance. G4S, of Olympics security fame, is being hired just in case.
In South Wales, local people met last night to contest plans to drill in the Vale of Glamorgan. Last week, there were packed meetings in the Somerset villages of Ston Easton and Compton Martin. In March, Greenpeace erected a fake drilling rig in George Osborne’s Cheshire constituency, and protests have even crossed the water to counties Fermanagh and Down.
The issue polarises opinion, and induces not a little paranoia. Objectors have called fracking “an ecocidal technology” and predicted it will turn beautiful countryside into “something more akin to Mordor”.
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