There is a great deal of confusion out there. Of course there is. That is precisely what governments, lobbyists and oil and gas companies want. They use TV, so called 'respectable' newspapers and other means to spread contradictory reports and send their preferred versions to every possible outlet including for instance, Brussels. Because TV watchers and newspaper readers have no easy way of checking out data/reports and because many have an often lifelong allegiance to one source or another the task is made that much easier for our fracking friends.
For some time, the chemicals deployed in fracking were a top secret and the mix was not allowed to be revealed in order to protect so called 'commercial interests'. In 2011 however, the US House of Representatives Committee on Energy and Commerce published the following report which we posted shortly afterwards.
We think that the time has now come for another outing for the data. Click here to Read the US Senate report.
Dr Theo Colborn has devoted herself to revealing a range of problems associated with accessing so called 'natural gas'. In the following link you will find interesting data relating to airborne chemicals.
Here, Dr Colborn details the chemicals commonly used in drilling:-
http://www.endocrinedisruption.org/chemicals.fracturing.php and next she examines the pit chemicals.....................
Next, she details the link between certain chemicals deployed and health issues..................
http://www.endocrinedisruption.org/chemicals.multistate.php Please pay particular attention to Dr.Colborn's detailed spreadsheet on this page ( Excel format ).
Finally, Dr.Colborn gives an overview of Natural Gas Drilling from a Public Health Perpective
Read the link here: http://www.endocrinedisruption.org/chemicals.journalarticle.php
Our scientific advisor here at SchisteHappens also comments that..............
'Of the most commonly used chemicals, Methanol is a violent poison, that is converted by the body, into formaldehyde which is a nerve and brain poison as well as a carcinogen. In sufficient quantities it will cause blindness and death. Ethylene glycol is converted into oxalic acid which will react with calcium to form calcium oxalate which will chrystalize out into the kidneys causing kidney failure. This a fraction of the likely outfall from the deployment of the scores of toxic chemicals commonly deployed in the fracking process'.
Finally, for the benefit of our many bi-lingual readers we attach a report from the University of Montpelier. Click here to Read the report in French.
Here at Schiste Towers we frankly could not care less if they used orange juice - the plain fact is that they should not be extracting yet one more fossil fuel at this crucial time.
There is a mass of data in this, our latest report to readers, but it is all verified and factual data that cannot be denied by the industry. Please take the time to access the detailed reports and then circulate the information and links as widely as possible. Of course, all you have to do in fact is send the link www.schistehappens.blogspot.com to friends! Easy peasy!
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