People keep sending me links to this report so I guess you guys want me to post it…like this is news or something.
CHEMICALS USED IN HYDRAULIC FRACTURING
“It appears that the companies are injecting fluids containing unknown chemicals about which they may have limited understanding of the potential risks posed to human health and the environment.”
I told you so, I told you so…!
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some companies did provide information about these proprietary fluids, in most cases the
companies stated that they did not have access to proprietary information about products they
purchased “off the shelf” from chemical suppliers. In these cases, the companies are injecting
fluids containing chemicals that they themselves cannot identify."
B-b-b-bullshit. And if it is true how arrogantly reckless of them.
"The companies used the highest volume of fluids containing one or more carcinogens in Texas, Colorado, and Oklahoma."
Texas being by far the highest. But I'm sure its just a coincidence that they pump the most hazardous shit into the ground in the state that has no regulation of hydraulic fracturing.
So now that pandora's chemical laden box has been opened by Congress will it in any way slow down this out of control industry? Will they even bother to fix the Safe Drinking Water Act which they clearly show is violated constantly?
"Overall, they injected 11.7 million gallons of fracturing products containing at least one chemical
regulated under SDWA. Most of these chemicals were injected in Texas."
Congratulations Texas you are officially the Gas Industries little toxic bitch. Just keep takin it!
C'mon. I notice Gasland is playing in our neighbourhood tomorrow – though as a church sponsored item. ( Alberta, Canada is sometimes referred to as 'Texas North' because of movie shoots – just too many trees.) Finally, after years of trying, there seems to be some groundswell of understanding :
not that it isn't likely too late for mountaintop strip mining and fracking both.