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Dangerous Levels of Radioactivity Found at a Fracking Waste Site in Pennsylvania


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

Cal
- 383 days ago - motherjones.com
A new study found elevated levels of chloride, bromide, and other chemicals in Marcellus Shale wastewater.



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Past Member (0)
Friday October 4, 2013, 3:51 am
Noted.
 

Danuta Watola (1205)
Friday October 4, 2013, 4:08 am
noted
 

AniMae Chi (412)
Friday October 4, 2013, 4:16 am
Knew that didn't we?
 

Birgitta S. (230)
Friday October 4, 2013, 5:31 am
Scary, Scary, Scary......
 

Alexandra Rodda (177)
Friday October 4, 2013, 5:40 am
When did self regulation start working?
It's a bit like that question: "When did you stop beating your wife?"
 

Theodore Shayne (56)
Friday October 4, 2013, 10:01 am
Surprise! What exactly did you think would happen to all those billions of gallons of water contaminated with these chemicals and pumped back into Mamma at 7K' would do? When you pressurize and heat water it becomes gaseous and gasses like water seek the path of least resistance which happens to be all the fissures created by fracking or natural means within the earth.
There is also the cross contamination from slurry type holding ponds that are uncovered [wind picks up water and deposits it elsewhere - Science 101], or not maintained properly as well as transportation accidents.
Don't worry though, all is well say the LNG firms. Trust us. Would we lie to you?
 

mike Kowalchuk (40)
Friday October 4, 2013, 10:49 am
My good god is it not bad enough that japan is still far from being under control, that we are getting it from this side now, they have got to find other ways to produce energy, nuclear is far to dangerous....
 

Bryna Pizzo (139)
Friday October 4, 2013, 11:05 am
Thank you for the horrifying news. We have to fight to get fracking banned! Everyone must spread the news, and we must bombard our government with petitions to stop all fracking. (n, p, t)
 

Carol D. (109)
Friday October 4, 2013, 11:40 am
Fracking must be banned Its horrific the things it is causing
 

Aurea Walker (207)
Friday October 4, 2013, 1:02 pm
Why I do declare not only are those silly little frucking/fracking boys exposing all life near the cancer causing waters, but I am shocked, shocked I say that 3000 test results were FALSIFIED! Just goes to show how corrupted and bribed some of the scientific community has become. It is getting to be like the badwy line "believe nothing of what you HEAR, only HALF of what you see and don't give an eff for anything coming out of a thug/UGLY/can mouth"
 

Kathleen R. (138)
Friday October 4, 2013, 1:09 pm
read & noted
 

Dianne D. (460)
Friday October 4, 2013, 1:26 pm
And who will end up cleaning up the mess? The taxpayers. Both wildlife and humans will pay with their lives for this. We have to stop fracking. What more has to happen?
 

Shanti S. (0)
Friday October 4, 2013, 1:49 pm
Thank you.
 

ewoud k. (73)
Friday October 4, 2013, 1:59 pm
Global Frackdown on October 19th.

www.globalfrackdown.org

Let's all unite to put an end to this fracking business.

Thanks Cal!
 

Birgit W. (147)
Friday October 4, 2013, 2:04 pm
Scary news. Thanks Cal.
 

Frances Darcy (219)
Friday October 4, 2013, 2:09 pm
noted
 

Mary Donnelly (47)
Friday October 4, 2013, 2:46 pm
How surprising!
 

Jeremy S. (3)
Friday October 4, 2013, 3:12 pm
And still the fracking continues? Seriously??

This has got to stop!
 

Michael Kirkby (85)
Friday October 4, 2013, 4:00 pm
They wouldn't lie to us now would they?
 

Andre Yokers (6)
Friday October 4, 2013, 5:17 pm
notacceptable!
 

Azaima A. (221)
Friday October 4, 2013, 5:45 pm
frightening
 

Nimue Pendragon (255)
Friday October 4, 2013, 6:07 pm
I have to wonder why fracking is allowed anywhere in the world given that the dangers are known. What a fool is man!
 

Colleen L. (2)
Friday October 4, 2013, 7:18 pm
Seen to have no brain. They will never listen....until maybe something serious happens to one of them personally. Thanks Cal
 

Jason S. (57)
Friday October 4, 2013, 8:32 pm
Good posting, thanks
 

Connie O. (42)
Friday October 4, 2013, 8:39 pm
that is scary...
 

JOSE H. (0)
Friday October 4, 2013, 8:50 pm
Bad news!
 

Robert Hardy (67)
Friday October 4, 2013, 9:50 pm
We are so intent on destroying our world for a gallon of gas. What will the real cost of that gas be?
 

Susan Allen (218)
Friday October 4, 2013, 10:49 pm
I could have told them this without a huge study. It only stands to reason that fracking is ruining the drinking water in and around any of these sites, not to mention the entire planet. We're crazy to let this continue. Noted and shared.
 

Jonathan Harper (0)
Saturday October 5, 2013, 3:32 am
noted
 

Kerrie G. (135)
Saturday October 5, 2013, 4:35 am
Noted, thanks.
 

John Gregoire (257)
Saturday October 5, 2013, 6:08 am
Sadly, this isn't news but has been the truth for years now as PA wallows in fracking messeswhile a very few, mostly outsiders, get rich!
 

Tom Tree (247)
Saturday October 5, 2013, 7:06 am

WHAT THE F*** !! This is outrageous!
 

Peggy A. (0)
Saturday October 5, 2013, 8:18 am
noted
 

Malgorzata Zmuda (183)
Saturday October 5, 2013, 1:04 pm
noted
 

Barbara V. (51)
Saturday October 5, 2013, 1:31 pm
Wouldn't you know--and yet they're still determined to frack. I find this just disgusting. The people who are unfortunate enough to live where they frack had better have one hell of a fit, because this needs to be stopped. You might know these idiots would prefer to frack rather than fund studies on biodegradable fuels for the sake of the planet and its inhabitants. Money, money, always money. Power and profit reigns.
 

Karen Chestney (109)
Saturday October 5, 2013, 3:46 pm
Thanks for this article. Very informative. AND ---a very good reason to NOT frack.----Contaminating our water supply is NOT a good idea.
 

S J. (119)
Saturday October 5, 2013, 4:26 pm
Done, thanks Cher
 

Sheila S. (63)
Saturday October 5, 2013, 6:31 pm
"If people don't live in those places, it's not an immediate threat in terms of radioactivity," said Vengosh. "However, there's the danger of slow bioaccumulation of the radium. It will eventually end up in fish and that is a biological danger."
Problem is....people DO live near these places!!!! Yikes!!!
 

Sheila S. (63)
Saturday October 5, 2013, 6:35 pm
"Shale gas production is exempt from the Clean Water Act, and the industry has pledged to self-monitor its waste production to avoid regulatory oversight."
 

Marina Evelin (0)
Sunday October 6, 2013, 3:34 am
Noted :) day by day we are killing our world we should protect it now
 

Cinzia Palamara (64)
Sunday October 6, 2013, 8:11 am
Noted. Many thanks for sharing
 

Franshisca Dearmas (91)
Sunday October 6, 2013, 8:54 am
Scary news, noted TY Cal
 

Isabelle J. (87)
Sunday October 6, 2013, 12:44 pm
Scary !
 

Ilona a. (51)
Monday October 7, 2013, 4:35 am
noted
 

Edgar Zuim (48)
Friday October 11, 2013, 10:03 am
Troubling news.
 

Sergio Padilla (62)
Saturday October 12, 2013, 4:37 pm
This should be a warning!
 
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