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Natural Gas mining vs. health of residents and livestock
« on: February 08, 2013, 11:47:01 AM »
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  • Getting natural gas out of the ground in Pennsylvania - at what price?

    Original investigative report

    uploaded Jan 11, 2013 - 430,962 views today

    Marcellus Shale
    is an underground geological structure that lies under northern New York, part
    of Canada by the Great Lakes, Pennsylvania and nearby states.
    This shale contains enough natural gas to supply the USA all its gas needs for
    14 years.

    Fracking is a process that has been developed to get the gas out of such
    otherwise inaccessible areas.  It involves drilling 1,000 feet deep and then
    turning the well horizontally for some distance, then perforating the well casing
    with holes so that liquid can be injected into the surrounding shale.

    "Fracking" comes from "Hydraulic Fracturing," a new drilling technology, in which
    the casing of the well is perforated with explosive charges, to allow fluids (liquid
    or gas) to pass out of the well bore into the surrounding earth, or out of the earth
    into the well bore so it can be drawn out or "mined."

    There has been a dramatic increase in injuries from the drilling process alone,
    but the human health aspect threatens to raise the bar on consequential injury.

    This new technology is growing in popularity in the USA and is attracting a lot
    of attention worldwide.  Currently the northeast USA is in its 3rd year of a
    30 year plan to drill thousands of such wells.  Fracking is on the way to Europe
    and Asia, Africa, South America and Oceania.  New York has a temporary ban
    on fracking, but does not prohibit the dumping of toxic wastes on NY lands
    when the waste was a product of fracking in nearby states.  Gas companies
    have been promoting an information war that includes getting politicians to put
    a good face on the whole process and consequences. The company that
    pioneered fracking is Halliburton.

    Simply put, fracking is a big money maker.  And those who would put profits
    above everything are real excited about it.  

    The liquid used in fracking that is injected into the earth through these giant
    hypodermic syringes (oil wells) is largely water, but is also a cocktail of
    chemicals, many of which are not safe for human consumption, including but
    not limited to:

    Boric Acid
    Ethane-1,2-diol (Ethelyne Glycol)
    Acetic Anhydride
    Propargyl Alcohol (Prop-2-yn-1-01)
    Sodium Bicarbonate (NaHCO3)

    The Marcellus Shale also contains radium 226, and the extracted materials have
    this radium in concentrations 200 times more than the safe limits allow.

    Fracking chemicals are linked to these DISORDERS:
    Bone, liver and breast cancer
    Gastrointestinal and circulatory, respiratory,
    Developmental, as well as
    Briain & Nervous System

    more information:

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