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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.
the man who retired and his property was ruined by this fracking water is horrible. he said he could hear his heartbeat at night and now his pond is killed, all the fish, turtles and everything in it is dead. i hate this fracking even though it is not around me, i hate chemicals. i am a vegan, no chemicals at all, no pesticide, no fertilizer, no plastic, the world is now fucked and being fucked even more. the best thing that could happend to this planet is for all us humans to just die. then maybe it will have a chance, even if we all died, there would be such a backlash of pollutants and the rods in the radiation would explode severely damaging this planet forever
just ruining all this lovely beautiful land and eco system with all the animals, air, i am absolutely heartbroken, look how beautiful it was. now, ruined and toxic, put the high paid company employees here to live, they would not step foot here in their rich homes....a bunch of greedy fuckers ruining this planet like all the other greedy one
Nothing against making some money. But never against people. To all rightwing asholls come and look. This makes people sik, and extremists rich. The central leftist and wrightwing people must react. We need you to fight the bad people.
Why don't everyone that doesn't understand facking look up the process and come to their own conclusions before agreeing on others opinions who themselves are ill informed on the process. Drilling for oil is basically no different that fracking yet no one cries for it's end because everyone's life's will be totally different (no car, cloths, household goods etc.).
No Fracking grantees potable water for future generations. Greed produces liars......take a look at what is happening in N.C. IN REGARDS TO HOG PRODUCTION......HOG WASTE CONTINOUSLY FLOWS INTO N.C. RIVERS AND STREAMS CONTAMINATING THE ONCE PRESTEEN RIVERS . THE PORK PRODUCED IS BEING EXPORTED TO CHINA AND EUROPE. THE HOG CARTEL OF N.C. ARE EXPLOITING THE NATURAL RESOURCES OF THE TAR HEEL STATE.
There is a good reason the industrial revolution occurred only after people placed profits over God. There is a reason people in ancient times did not try mass-mining coal, although some might believe that they did not do it because they did not have the technology of today. That, too. :)
It's ugly all it did was make make corporate government richer and you know they're always worried about population control to I saw a military map for the whole East Coast was under water and the hills are sinking where I'm at from them doing it putting too many too close together they block off in Frack all the night made it might make clothes off roads late at night and I thought they fracking any replace the roads are bad and they are they haven't and they leave and come back and replace them 10 years later they haven't stopped tracking and I only in there up there in the spot where I live and it's only like five miles how much fracking can you do in one spot the hills are sliding in streams are getting flooded where they were never flooded before and that they don't fix the roads they only 6 where they want to put the pipe through they don't fix nothing and they take a big tractor trailers on roads that were always nice and quiet it's amazing the greed and how people will just destroy the Earth and think nothing of it I mean how much do they need knowing it's our that you would think that there would be fine sets one of their own told me that he's never seen them so close together like here and I'm in a Hills this isn't flat like Texas they got to know better so maybe they are just trying to St Augustine send this out the California where it's going to be ugly from the fires and stick Us in an agenda 21 deal probably what Hillary was going to do but I'm not going to go there and politics cuz I don't know but I know this what's a man with no voice what is a man it won't stick together with his neighbors and stick together for Earth to give the glory to God for all that he gave us gave us his beautiful worth and we stood by and did nothing while it was destroyed a lot of people don't even know what's earn is but the ones that do should stick together and try to have something done cuz we're going to be judged and we all know right from wrong and I don't we0
2nd Amendment was meant for us to be able to resist this tyranny that our government allows to continue , when will the Democrat leftist socialists wake up, when they are all living behind barbed wire breathing Zyclon B.
fracking is non-sense engineering! Only mad and retard people would drill their own habitat for money and spoil farming and fertile lands. The people who discover such ideas must be sentence to prison!! UNO must ban fracking for the whole planet immediately..
As someone who currently works in the gas field in pennslyvaina and is from Bradford and specifically the towanda area (towanda being the town shown in the video) I can tell you that some of the claims made in this video are false and pure propaganda. Don't trust a video that cannot even spell "Frac" rite which stands for fracturing.
2018 now, fracking going strong, economy going strong, people have jobs and money again, the world didn't end and we still drink water. Things are getting better for everybody but foreign oil exporters, China, muslin countries and domestic morons which are still protesting for anything that's good for America's economy. We'll make it, even with those idiots crying around we'll be alright..
Does anybody know the effects of fracking on unused/deserted colliery sites? I live in an area of England where 30 years ago there was a massive coal extraction industry with deep mining happening over a 100 square miles. This caused many cases of subsidence and properties were damaged, some even abandoned completely.
Apparently many of the access areas underground and the coal faces weren't adequately filled in, leaving huge voids below ground. Should the fracking get underway (seismic testing is already in progress) I fear these areas will be disturbed and lead to possibilities of sink holes and far worse.
Could anyone confirm that this is a possibility?
If as was said at the very start that there is enough to last forteen years, then this is the act of a lunatic.
Forteen years is nothing in terms of return over the cost of damage, it is also worth mentioning that the U,S. Is intending to supply Europe as well!!
Just how long will it last under those conditions, and all being down to try and steal trade from Russia who presently supplies Europe with natural gas, which comes at a lot less expence and a hundred times safer for the population.
If this is how Mr. Trump intends to make America great again then America will not remain great for very long.
My concern is that it is likeky to contaminate the land and regardless of present hardships, America needs its farmers and their farms.
Chemical spraying, fracking and westher control it seems are doing the very oposite than that required to get fsrming back on line.
The world market is not going to buy G.M.O. grain from America, besides that fact that farmers will not be able to function if they have to perchase fresh seed every year because the G.M.O. seed will not grow a fresh crop from saved seed from this years havest, beside which, the idea that the world will endbup bying G.M.O. GRAIN is faulse, there is no way most countries will allow this serd into the country to start with, the answer regarding altered seed has been made plain, nobody whats it plain and simple.
They could always use it for bio fuel but that about all
The heavy handed methods employed by America around the world is already showing signs of big cracks, and really needs to return to truthful honest trade, because long term ifbthey dont, does not look promising for America.
Where did the lead come from ? Not from chemicals used in fracking.. they have hyped this up for sure .
These people could have stopped it like other states have this is there state representative's fault
The government is the largest corporation in the world since 1871 when it incorporated.Every home and car could have a Hydrogen on demand generator and we wouldn't need oil at all if the largest corporation in the world would allow this technology to be released to the public. Energy controls people that's why they don't.It's always about control.
To the guy calling people hypocrites, you seem to know about the jobs it has created and the money aspects and you dont mention the damage its doing, the earthquakes, sinkholes and everyday more and more huge cracks in the earth i am not saying its all from fracking but sure it doesnt help. Using dynamite and those huge earth drills to drill for the underground cities they are making probably has alot to do with things starting to crack and sink. The jobs it creates is great but there are things about it that arent great so it isnt cool calling people hypocrites for having there own opinions on fracking that dont agree with yours.
There is no safe fracking. All this is hurting the environment, causing earthquakes. It is awful how corporate profits are more important than the earth. Our water is being contaminated and a lot of the cancers come from ingesting contaminated water.
The "ILLUSION" to think these primitive fossil fuels generate jobs are PLAIN ignorance!....the green ways jobs have PROVEN more widely SAFER...CLEANER...RESPECTFUL OF NATURE...AND HUMANITY....AND PLENTY OF ROOM TO EMPLOYING ALL LEVELS OF EXPERTISE....
Decision makers involved in pipeline acquisitions should involve pipeline safety managers or counsel early on in the process to allow sufficient time to include pipeline safety records review as part of the transaction; to do otherwise can be a costly mistake that carries significant liability risk.
Fracking waters are being given to the Agriculture because of drought...for free instead of paying for safe disposal....then oil leftover waters....SELL IT TO AGRICULTURE....to avoid proper disposal....so now...not only you avoid oil or fracking how you avoid food?...check halos mandarines....
Halos Mandarins into their kids’ lunch boxes every day and by all appearances, Halos and other major California growers — some even considered ‘organic’ — are irrigating their crops with oil wastewater, laced with carcinogens,” explained Eddie Kurtz, executive director of the California-based Courage Campaign. “These brands have no plans to stop. If anything, Big Oil wants to find more takers for this toxic water. Consumers and parents all over the country need to take action immediately, educate each other, and stop buying food from these misguided, short-sighted companies.”
The greed....the lack of care....the conference that leaders have been paid...is not lawful...those industries average 2.7 weekly leaks...!
95% of actual pipes on the ground already corroded!....why will they put more pressure to break?....renew what is dangerously the problems and past spills first before granting any permits! And do not start no work until is by law granted!..
How police is with the harmful instead of the victims of decades of slow poisons...generations of victims worldwide!...
The world needs an environmental history lesson!
When they realize was done to most ....included their families...somewhere wherever they may be....by gas methane... propane...carbon monoxide....landfills...water ways or Water tables or oceans ...or your homes waters toxics...your lands your animals...your foods contaminations...fix it first!
New Orleans...13+years leak...still.....but they gave them permits for more drilling!!!!
Wasting finite not infinite waters....water tables belong to world NOT CORPORATE GOVERNANCE BUT THE PEOPLE'S GOVERMENTS!....please for our future of the planet....check learn and be with the peace and respectful way of life....not just to enjoy it but learn how to respected nurture it and make it available for all....
Gas in water as a result of improper casing installation is a real concern, however, it has nothing to do with fracking. It is not possible for the fracking to put gas in drinking water.
Chemicals in the fracking fluid should be regulated, I don't buy the gas company explanation, that it is proprietary.
Chemical spills are a real problem, chemicals in the fracking fluid do not appear to be a problem, however, I believe the companies should be regulated on chemicals.
Overall, the video was mostly untrue.
The public is at war with the fracking industry. When America fights wars in the Middle East, the media reports on them every day, all day. Why doesn't the media talk about the climate change war every day? It threatens the future security for every person on the earth.
They use a combination of chemicals some of which are more poisonous than others. The combinations are "trade secrets". Imagine that! They can hide all their poison combinations from anyone including government
Take a look here is you really want to know what is used:
A large area around the North Pole is forecast be up to 30°C or 54°F warmer than 1979-2000 on February 5, 2018." Sam Carana
But it has been enhanced by more than a century of people externalizing the environmental costs of stupendous economic growth, loading the atmosphere now with
42 percent more carbon dioxide,
240 percent more methane,
20 percent more nitrous oxide,
42 percent more tropospheric ozone, etc.
We have far too much gaseous carbon compounds now in our atmosphere, people.
The carbon pollution is, by the way, making our oceans too acidic, an 3x more Mercury, threatening the base of the marine food chain.
“We have far too much gaseous carbon compounds now in our atmosphere, people.” Jason E. Box
'Arctic sea ice could be gone by September 2018.' Sam Carana
Each 1C. Temp Rise, Atmospheric Moisture increases 7%
We have increased Global Temps 1.9C. and Climbing, since the 1700s
Sandy, Katrina, Irma, Maria, an Harvey had 19% to 49% more with Record Rain, Record Snow, Record Highs, Record Lows,
Record Winds, Record Waves, Record Fires, Record Floods, Record Hurricanes, Record Tsunamis,
Record Typhoons, Record Earthquakes, Record Mud Slides, an Record Sea Surges.
Christopher C. Burt, " the highest reliably recorded temperature on Earth is still at Death Valley, it is 54.0 °C (129.2 °F) recorded on 30 June 2013.
53.9 °C (129.0 °F) was recorded another four times: 20 July 1960, 18 July 1998, 20 July 2005, and 7 July 2007.
Aug 15, 2012 - "According to Weather Underground, the city of Needles, California, recently experienced what is believed to be the hottest rainfall on record 115°F."
A 2015 heat wave that killed at least 3,500 in India and Pakistan saw wet-bulb temperatures around 122 degrees Fahrenheit (50 degrees Celsius).
A similar wet-bulb temperature was reached during the 1995 Chicago heat wave." Steven Leahy
A temperature of 94 degrees Fahrenheit (34.4 degrees Celsius) and 80% humidity produces a wet-bulb or “feels like” temperature of 129 degrees Fahrenheit (53.9 degrees Celsius) on the NOAA National Weather Service Heat Index.
Methane which is Natural Gas + Carbon + Water Vapor = Global Warming
"The 5 year global warming potential of methane is 86. That is, over a 5-year period, it traps 86 times more heat per mass unit than carbon dioxide" Michael Miles
"This means that injecting 1 kg of CH4 into the atmosphere today would have 86 times more atmospheric warming effect over the next 5 years than injecting 1 kg of CO2." ACS Chemistry for life.
There is now a veil of Methane accumulating is the Stratosphere.
Isostatic Rebounding of Greenlands Tectonic Plate, affecting (Gakkels Rift), causing Earthquakes in the Arctic, as well as Venting Mantle Methane
Arctic News Sept. 15 2013
“ As more ice melts away on Greenland and more water runs off in the Ocean and Sea, There is less weight on Greenlands Crust, the Crust Bouncing back from the lighter weight.
The Crust bouncing back during Large Melts an effect called Isostatic Rebounding.
This Rebounding can not Only Trigger Earthquakes and Landslides, it can also Suck Up the Magma from the Mantle.
It Also Sucks Up Magma From The Mantle.
It also Sucks Up Mantle Methane !
Triggering Volcanic Eruptions and Venting Mantle Methane". Sam Carana
No one has the numbers for Mantle Methane, Pingos Venting, nor Perma Frost Melting, or Methane Hydrates, let alone Isostatic Reboundings Global Numbers and Fracking, All This Venting and Emitting, of Methane
An ideal Carbon Atmosphere, would be at 300 parts per million
1700s to 1800s ppm Carbon 260ppm - 280ppm
1980s ppm carbon 350
2015s ppm of Carbon 405
2017 ppm of Carbon 409.35 and Rising
"I will show you the rise in CO2 levels every 5 years from 1958 to Dec. 2017. I will also show the CO2 difference beside it from the previous reading. Each reading is taken in the March of the respective year.
"The last entry is early since it is not yet March 2018.
This shows the ever increasing growth of CO2 levels in our atmosphere.
Some 2017 figures have shown 410ppm over the year, giving an increase of nearly 1ppm per month."
Can society even exist in it's current form at 600ppm CO2 concentration ?
I know the planet has been at that level before, but it took tens of thousands of years to get there and back again, not 250 years.
Add in the CH4 levels, and you have an equivalence of ~580ppm already." Mark Bevis
The main priority now should be to Decommission and Relocate to above 3,000 Feet, 450 Nuclear Reactors at Sea Level Now.
1,200 Nuclear Fuel Rod Facilities at Sea Level Now.
How long before 5 feet of Greenlands 20
Feet of Sea Level Rise Fukushimatizes us ? 2020 ? 2022 ? ?
"In the 1990s, the rising sea doubled its previous rate, reaching about an inch a decade, said Sweet. And then, over the past 10 years, tide gauges in Fernandina Beach, Mayport and Key West recorded an increase of about 0.9 centimeters per year, a little more than a third of an inch per year.” James Cox
Sea Level Rise is accelerating, could just 5 feet of Greenlands 20 feet of Sea Level Rise, melt before 2000, or 2022
Fukushimatizing US and the World ?
Greenland Keeps the Northern Hemisphere in Ice and Snow Now.
From the 1700s to 2000 - 30 percent of the Arctic Melted
From 2000 to 2015 - 60 percent of the Arctic Melted
90% of the Arctic is Gone, and what is left is barely any Ice or snow older than 5 years old, and it use to date back Thousands of years, Waxing and Waning in Glaciation.
Each Day the acceleration of melt continues.
With Record Winds, Record Droughts, Record Floods, Record Waves, Record Fires,
Record Highs, Record Lows, Record Rain, Record Snow,
Until Greenland is Half Melted, Then just Record RAIN, Record Heat, Record Floods, Record Mud Slides, Record Fires, Year after Fukushimas Year
20 Feet of Sea Level Rise in Greenland
200 feet of Sea Level Rise in Antarctica
450 Nuclear Reactors at Sea Level
1,200 nuclear Fuel rod Facilities at Sea Level
Already One Fukushima
What we have now, is a Broken Up Jet Stream,
That has been Pierced, and Lobed,
Because of Mantle Methane, Methane Hydrates, Pingoes, Perma Frost, Fracking, All emitting Methane Now
and Emitting over 40 - 50 Billion Toxic Tons of Carbon each year Globally.
All this Hot Gas has Pierced the Jet Stream in to Lobes,
The Hot Gas Fueled with the Insane Arctic, Greenland, and Antarctic Ice Melts.
Has Roared its Global Warming Frontal Lobes with Record Setting Temperatures and Record Setting Snow, and Record Setting Rain.
These Methane, and Carbon Molecules Have Roared Their Increased Water Vapor and Global Warming Gases, That will Set Record Heat, Record Snow, Until Greenland is 1/2 melted.
Then Just Record Rain and Record Heat,
Year After Fossil Fuel, Nuclear Radiated Year. (Fukushima) ( 450 Nuclear Reactors at Sea Level ) (1,200 Nuclear Fuel Rod Facilities at Sea Level) Year.
Kevin Hester "If you compare his conclusions with those of Shakova et-al from the University of Fairbanks Alaska you can see why professor Guy McPherson and I believe this September could be our last after a 50 giga tonne methane release and the attendant collapse of industrial civilisation. Huge respect to the field researchers rather than the modelers who all seem to be ‘owned’."
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We Need a National Feed in Tariff
It is time to get the Country Ready to Respond, Each Home can be a Beacon, Shining the Light of Hope, Even just for a Few Years, Months, Weeks, Days
Preview YouTube video We Need To Ban Fracking.
With growing population more and more problems have to be solved. The world must be depopulated.These Companies are just contributing to what must be done . It is sad , but unstopable . It is programmed post birth control. Nature always wins.
Does anyone here that's against franking, even know what frac King really involves? Your water didn't get contaminated by sand and water being forced 20,000ft below the surface. Your well water sits anywhere from 30-1000ft in the ground. 19,000+ feet above. In which there are many layers of casing, cement to prevent any such contamination. Radium/radon gas was around in Pennsylvania for millions of years. The whole dimmick, pa water lighting on fire...yea they've been able to do that for many of years before franking was even introduced to PA. You get more radiation exposure from bending over your granite counter top eating a banana, then you do from the franking processes. Don't believe me? Research it! These people truly believe everything they see on fb and youtube. Lmao
Did a quick search and it would look like the majority of Europe is against fracking, or wants it seriously scrutinized and regulated despite efforts of US lobbying, instead choosing for more reliable safer means of renewable energy...
It's a shame that area in northern Pa is so beautiful. Now you go up there, and it's non stop trucks & noise. Dust from the roads is awful. The noise from the well sites is unrelenting. 24/7. All the water that is used, and contaminated by the process is an incredible waste.
We had a fracking crew arrive in our backyard in 2013 and at first I didn't recognise the problems it might bright. After thinking about it, I sat down and wrote a book about our experiences. I'm calling it 'fiction', but I think you can decide that for yourselves. It's a good story, I think, but it's local to us, here in the North West of England. If you don't see how that can possibly apply to you, move on. Cross over to the other side of the road and walk away. That's fine. For others, here's the link to that well-known online bookshop: https://www.amazon.co.uk/Salford-Trenches-2014-Mike-Scantlebury-ebook/dp/B019CWA93E/ref=sr_1_1?s=digital-text&ie=UTF8&qid=1500828137&sr=1-1&keywords=%27salford+trenches%27+by+mike+scantlebury
I farm literally right from where they are taking all these pics. There are lots of problems with the gas industry but environmentally it hasn't been bad. Also, in this area no one gets their water from creeks or rivers. Their all from drilled wells. The biggest problem with gas co. Is the are all the liars. They tell landowners one thing and do another. Certain co's don't pay squat. Their pipelines grow great grass but I'm a crop farmer and I can't get anything to grow on their right aways. Traffic traffic. Traffic. But overall it has been good I guess. I wish they never have come but some of my neighbors and old timers have done really well so I guess that's good. It also the cleanest form of energy. We have windmills all over and I would take the gas over the mills any day.
You want a horror story about fracking? One day I was out spreading hay for the cows and this man in a pickup rolled up. Talking about my farming operation and funding. Talked me into selling my mineral rights and promised oil and gas royalties. Oh it's all good, I'm a multi millionaire now. One problem, them frackers came to town and bought every beer at the store. Every payday the store shelfs are bare!!!! I gotta drive 100 miles to get beer!!! Now I hate them frackers!!! Don't sell em your mineral rights, $986 million dollars isn't worth my thirst! They are preparing to drill and frack 26 more wells on my property by 2018. It's just awful!!! More frackers buying up more beer! Sonsabitches!!!! Sure, I'll be a billionaire plus but what good is it if I can't get my hands on an ice cold beer after a hard day of hating?
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