Hi Tap ,
I went along to see Ian Cranes talk in Falkirk last night – on Fracking.
A lot of good info which I have yet to digest – but The map attached clearly shows the areas in brown where licenses have already been granted to Frack – and Green where it is under consideration. There are huge problems with Fracking :
1. Once the underground rock has been Fracked – it’s impossible to tell where the natural gas trapped inside the rock will be released . See the video from Oz where the local water supply contains enough Methane to light a flare – Consider an environment constantly streaming with Methane instead of normal Air – not hard to believe that Health problems will develop – seems like beyond direct immediate poisoning where leaks are at high level , the low level contamination of the air supply leads to increased early onset of Alzheimer’s.
2. The Frack fluid is highly toxic – and difficult to recover . Potentially this can contaminate underground water supplies – though even the stuff which is recovered must be processed somehow – and the Fracking companies have no idea how this will be accomplished in the UK. Doesn’t stop them applying for licenses obviously. Can you believe that there is a ‘ Halliburton Loophole ‘ in the US which means that Fracking companies do not have to report Frack Fluid Leaks – so 20 years of Fracking experience in the US will not provide us with the data which we would need to consider how safe the operations are.
Perhaps others will be shocked to know how far on this work is , and how quickly we could find ourselves in a position whereby Fracking has started in our localities , and the air quality will have changed irreversibly. The Fracking in the area shown in the video only started 3.5 years ago. It’s shocking to realise how quickly this could be upon us. If the Health issues don’t frighten you – consider the house price collapse in these affected areas ! This is happening NOW.
I’m taking this to my MP – for whatever good that will do.
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