An original investigative report by Earth Focus and UK’s Ecologist Film Unit looks at the risks of natural gas development in the Marcellus Shale. From toxic chemicals in drinking water to unregulated interstate dumping of potentially radioactive waste that experts fear can contaminate water supplies in major population centers including New York City, are the health consequences worth the economic gains?
Marcellus Shale contains enough natural gas to supply all US gas needs for 14 years. But as gas drilling takes place, using a process called hydraulic fracturing or “fracking,” toxic chemicals and methane gas seep into drinking water. Now experts fear that unacceptable levels of radioactive Radium 226 in gas development waste.
Fracking chemicals are linked to bone, liver and breast cancers, gastrointestinal, circulatory, respiratory, developmental as well as brain and nervous system disorders. Such chemicals are present in frack waste and may find their way into drinking water and air.
Waste from Pennsylvania gas wells — waste that may also contain unacceptable levels of radium — is routinely dumped across state lines into landfills in New York, Ohio and West Virginia. New York does not require testing waste for radioactivity prior to dumping or treatment. So drill cuttings from Pennsylvania have been dumped in New York’s Chemung and other counties and liquid waste is shipped to treatment plants in Auburn and Watertown New York. How radioactive is this waste? Experts are calling are for testing to find out. New York State may have been the first state in the nation to put a temporary hold on fracking pending a safety review, but it allows other states to dump toxic frack waste within its boundaries. With a gas production boom underway in the Marcellus Shale and plans for some 400,000 wells in the coming decades, the cumulative impact of dumping potential lethal waste without adequate oversight is a catastrophe waiting to happen. And now U.S. companies are exporting fracking to Europe.
We Donate To Charity ~ Your Purchase Helps Save Lives!
- Boil advisory set for part of Concord Township | The Chillicothe ... May 20, 2013
- Boil advisory issued for Tullos - KNOE 8 News; KNOE-TV; KNOE.com | May 18, 2013
- Boil Advisory After Water Main Break In Kalamazoo | FOX17onlinecom May 17, 2013
- Boil advisory issued for Tullos May 17, 2013
- Boil advisory affects northwest Boone County - Columbia Daily ... May 17, 2013
- PWSD #10 water advisory May 17, 2013
- Boil Advisory: After Water Main Break In Kalamazoo May 17, 2013
Savemyoceans.comEvery piece of plastic ever made still exists today, and much of this plastic has traveled from our hands to our oceans. The most important thing you can do is use less plastic. Join the Blue movement and sign the plastic pledge at Savemyoceans.com
Tagsalvin rice aquasana bisphenol-a bottled water bpa carbon block filter carbon block filters carbon block water filters chromium 6 compare multipure water filters compare water filter compare water filters Documentary drinking water environment environmental working group epa erin brockovich ewg fluoride fluoride dangers food and water watch fracking hexavalent chromium home business las vegas multi-pure multi-pure business opportunity multipure nrdc nsf pesticides petition Plastic recycling reverse osmosis tapped tap water water water filter water filter business water filters what is the best water filter work from home world water day