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Does Frac Sand Mining Rush In Wisconsin Threaten Public Health?


Environment  (tags: Fracking, frack is whack, activism, activists, destruction, ecosystems, green, conservation, water, pollution, nature, habitat, habitatdestruction, energy, pollution, wildlife, healthconditions )

Cal
- 594 days ago - huffingtonpost.com
The process of fracking requires blasting large volumes of water, chemicals and silica sand into bedrock. Up to 4 million pounds of the sand is used per well to prop open the newly created rock fractures that release the natural gas.



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Kit B. (277)
Sunday December 9, 2012, 10:58 am

Why not turn this question on them? Let these companies prove that they DO NOT influence the public health, let them prove beyond all doubt that FRACKING is not in any way an environmental hazard. They can not, but are trying their best to use all available tactics of assuaging the public mind by posing questions, rather than addressing to the facts.
 

Lin Penrose (92)
Sunday December 9, 2012, 7:20 pm
Thanks Cal. There sure seems to be a lot of Fracking going on along the Canadian & U.S.A .border states from East to West or visa versa. Then the delivery systems! Kit is right,ask these questions. But will our Government ask the companies these questions? Our Government (along with influential parties), is in partnership for making oil production/availability, independent from the Mid-East suppliers (several losing wars for oil/energy resource). As long as there is any large market for oil energy, the public, private and other 'grey' oil usage areas, oil seduction will continue without consciousness for the vast environmental repercussions. We huge numbers of humans and our growing hungers are the markets, to the detriment of this planet and most other life forms. Demand answers to vital questions. Who is trustworthy, who can and will speak the truth and act positively for planetary life? Fracking is a new term for Rape with terminal diseases, to add to the other rapes going on with this planet.
 

Sheila S. (63)
Monday December 10, 2012, 5:34 pm
So sad. There are enough states in this country that have already made the mistake of letting the frackers in (my state of PA being one of them) that the tell-tale signs of heath conditions regarding air, water and soil etc are well-documented. One of their best arguments is always "We'll bring jobs and revenue to your area." Well guess what, better poor and healthy than....
 

John Gregoire (257)
Tuesday December 11, 2012, 6:12 am
The stuff will do a number on your lungs. The idiots of the fracking support industry, think Schlumbarger, open store the stuff in NY!
 

Christeen Anderson (479)
Tuesday December 11, 2012, 12:11 pm
Absolutely. This must stop.
 

Lois Jordan (55)
Tuesday December 11, 2012, 2:58 pm
This makes the judgment on Citizens United even more outlandishly ridiculous. Corporations are making people sick...so if a corporation "is a person," shouldn't they be criminally charged and made to appear in court? For all I know this has already happened; if not, some bright young lawyer should take on this cause.
 

greenplanet e. (157)
Tuesday December 11, 2012, 4:18 pm
Shame on the fracking companies for harming the environment and human and animal health.
 
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