This blog, focusing on drilling in central West Virginia, seeks to reveal the unpleasant truths about Hydraulic Fracturing. aka Fracking.
According to a recent study, conducted by the Environmental Working Group (EWG), just one drilling site deploys harmful chemicals sufficient "to contaminate more than 100 billion gallons of drinking water to unsafe levels ... more than 10 times as much water as the entire state of New York uses in a single day."
Tuesday, February 7, 2012
MARCELLUS SHALE REALITY TOUR - EPA TESTIING WATER IN DIMOCK PA
If you remember, Dimock is the town in PA where around 70 wells have been contaminated by fracking. Right now, the EPA has moved in and is conducting extensive testing on residents' water wells. It seems that an entire aquifer has been contaminated. Some residents HAVE accepted payoffs from the gas companies to shut up and keep quiet. Those who bravely refuse to accept payoffs KNOW that wrong has been done, that their water has been poisoned forever.. and refuse to bow down without a fight.
But, but.. they keep telling us that fracking is safe!!
FACT: Fracking uses a large amount of water and turns it to hazardous waste. It disturbs and damages underground aquifers. And yet it is not regulated or governed by the Clean Water Act. This situation must change!