They’re everywhere! They’re everywhere!
Australian scientists find excess greenhouse gas near fracking
By Carol J. Williams
November 17, 2012, 12:05 a.m.
It’s a universal fact that harmful emission occur where ever they frack but industry continues to dispute and downplay rather then fixing the problem.
Researchers from Southern Cross University took mobile air testing equipment to the Tara gas field near Condamine in Queensland to measure the ambient gas content. They found more than three times the level of toxic gases than expected, based on the industry’s claim that leakage from the wellheads is “negligible.”
And the health symptoms are awfully familiar.
Helen Redmond, a physician with the New South Wales chapter of Doctors for the Environment, cited rising complaints of rashes, nausea, headaches and nose bleeds among people living close to the Tara gas fields.
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