Posts tagged with the keyword: ‘fracking’

Support needed for New Brunswick anti-fracking protest

Support needed for New Brunswick anti-fracking protest

Fracking involves drilling wells that fracture shale rock beds and pumping millions of gallons of pressurized fresh water and toxic chemicals (including known carcinogens and neurotoxins) into the well to bring up natural gas. This hydraulic fracturing process is known to cause earthquakes, contaminate water, and disrupt animal life. Millions of litres of fresh water become contaminated with a toxic cocktail of chemicals, petroleum by-products and with the naturally-occurring ionizing radiation that is brought up from deep within the earth. These chemical and radio-toxins travel through the food chain. There is no guaranteed safe way to treat and dispose of this dirty waste water. Some dirty frackwater may have already been dumped into the ocean

UK Government Calls for Submissions on Fracking Future

UK Government Calls for Submissions on Fracking Future

  The UK Department of Energy and Climate Change is calling for submissions following a report on the seismic impact of shale gas fracturing, commonly known as fracking. The report found that fracking operations were a likely contributor to two earthquakes in the Blackpool area in 2011. Following the earthquakes, fracking operations at the nearby [...]


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