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Wed Aug 7, 2013, 11:51 AM

Study shows Fracking contaminates 82% of nearby Drinking Water

Why isn't this bigger news?

...a new study from Duke University and a group of German biogeochemists proves that a staggering 82% of homes near fracking sites have drinking water contaminated with exponentially elevated levels of methane gas and other deadly biproducts of the controversial drilling procedure.

...The report was published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences to little or no press coverage and was originally submitted for publication and peer review back in December 2012. In their effort, scientists from Duke University and Germany’s prestigious Max Planck Institute for Biogeochemistry traveled throughout what they termed, ‘the Appalachian Plateaus physiographic province of northeastern Pennsylvania’.



The shocking results

Contrary to assurances by government officials and energy company spokespeople that America’s drinking water is never tainted or contaminated as a result of drilling for natural gas using the controversial method known as fracking, the scientists in this particular study found the exact opposite to be true.


http://www.whiteoutpress.com/articles/q32013/study-shows-fracking-contaminates-82-of-nearby-drinking-water/

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Reply Study shows Fracking contaminates 82% of nearby Drinking Water (Original post)
Champion Jack Aug 2013 OP
Neoma Aug 2013 #1
daleanime Aug 2013 #2
valerief Aug 2013 #5
starroute Aug 2013 #7
Neoma Aug 2013 #13
limpyhobbler Aug 2013 #3
Champion Jack Aug 2013 #4
limpyhobbler Aug 2013 #6
AndyA Aug 2013 #8
Champion Jack Aug 2013 #12
CRH Aug 2013 #15
pansypoo53219 Aug 2013 #9
tblue Aug 2013 #10
Champion Jack Aug 2013 #11
dbackjon Aug 2013 #14

Response to Champion Jack (Original post)

Wed Aug 7, 2013, 12:05 PM

1. Because corporations are paying good money to shut people up?

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Response to Neoma (Reply #1)

Wed Aug 7, 2013, 12:09 PM

2. My stomach.....








but at least the rich will be richer when we die.

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Response to daleanime (Reply #2)

Wed Aug 7, 2013, 12:52 PM

5. And making the rich richer is the most important thing in the world.

Even more important than sports.

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Response to Neoma (Reply #1)

Wed Aug 7, 2013, 01:30 PM

7. This one is about the government more than corporations

It's a matter of "energy independence" -- which in turn is code for "ain't nobody can tell us to do shit."

The United States came out of World War II with its eye on world domination, a situation where we could boss everybody else around and nobody else could tell us to do anything. (Much like your average four year old, only with bigger guns.)

The Soviet Union was a bit of an impediment to that, especially after they got the bomb -- never to the extent that they could tell us what to do, of course, but as long as the USSR existed, smaller countries (like Cuba) occasionally felt free to defy us. For a long time, and to some extent even now, much of the agenda of US foreign policy was based on using everything from foreign aid to CIA-backed coups to make sure that sort of defiance didn't get out of hand.

But then the Soviet Union collapsed, and it seemed the Holy Grail of world hegemony was finally in sight -- except for one minor impediment, which was US dependence on foreign sources of energy. So at that point, around 1990, the emphasis pivoted from fighting communism to maintaining US dominance in the Middle East and Central Asia. And that's where we've been pretty much stuck ever since.

But now along comes fracking and tar sands oil. And suddenly the alluring specter arises again of a situation where we don't have to be beholden to anybody. And at the same time, the machinery of surveillance proliferates to furnish the other side of the equation -- a world where we can control them and they can't lay a finger on us.

This is ultimately a very nasty business, and dealing with it is going to be a lot harder than just fighting corporate greed. I fully expect that at some point fracking will be declared a matter of national security -- and the Espionage Act will be rolled against anybody who blows the whistle on its dangers.

Hard time a-comin' for sure.

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Response to starroute (Reply #7)

Wed Aug 7, 2013, 02:24 PM

13. True.

You know my representatives idea of a town hall meeting is to go to a natural gas company and only let the employees there talk?

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Response to Champion Jack (Original post)

Wed Aug 7, 2013, 12:39 PM

3. Gas companies seem to slosh a lot of money around to TV stations and local newspapers.


Could have something to do with it.

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Response to limpyhobbler (Reply #3)

Wed Aug 7, 2013, 12:47 PM

4. yeah, and it looks like someone has made a response video to those commercials


&feature=youtu.be

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Response to Champion Jack (Reply #4)

Wed Aug 7, 2013, 12:54 PM

6. Awesome video

Whoever made this did a great job and should make more of them.



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Response to Champion Jack (Reply #4)

Wed Aug 7, 2013, 01:41 PM

8. Great video, hadn't seen it--thanks for posting

I feel so bad for everyone living close to fracking--common sense tells us they can't really be sure they aren't contaminating underground water, nor does it satisfy concerns about contributing to earthquakes.

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Response to AndyA (Reply #8)

Wed Aug 7, 2013, 02:20 PM

12. Your welcome pass it around

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Response to Champion Jack (Reply #4)

Wed Aug 7, 2013, 07:54 PM

15. Very well made video, ...

using pictures to refute rhetoric. And that last line, 'because rural america is not expendable'.

Unfortunately, rural america doesn't have much of a lobby, and rural america's representation is mostly funded by, ... oil, gas, timber, and mining.

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Response to Champion Jack (Original post)

Wed Aug 7, 2013, 01:44 PM

9. WE NEED A BETTER STRAW!

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Response to Champion Jack (Original post)

Wed Aug 7, 2013, 02:13 PM

10. I really wanted it offered to the GOP

contenders during the primaries. Ask them if they support fracking. Tell them what's in their glass, and ask if they're willing to drink it.

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Response to tblue (Reply #10)

Wed Aug 7, 2013, 02:19 PM

11. Good luck with that

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Response to Champion Jack (Original post)

Wed Aug 7, 2013, 04:59 PM

14. That's perfect! We need the energy anyway we can get it!

 

By the way, did I mention I own a bottled water company?

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