A study says the controversial mining technique could result in chemicals damaging the environment
How safe is fracking? And who is doing and saying what?
Read the research and sample reports on the impact of fracking with regard to: water,food,microbes,environment,health and make up your own mind.
Fracking In Spotlight in Texas As Ample Oil, No Water The Guardian 17 August 2013
Fracking 'threatens God's glorious'Creation' - Telegraph 14 August 2013
George Osborne's father-in-law and the secret frackers of Winsor Castel Mirror 14 Aug 2013
Fracking chemicals may be making oil more dangerous SALON 13 August 2013
Utah Methane Leaks In Gas Fields Higer Than Originally Thought Challenging US Estimates 12 August 2013 Huff Post Green
Journalist’s Resource 17 May 2013
Fracking, shale gass and health effects: Research roundup.
“…exploiting them could have significant environmental and health impacts, including air and water pollution as well as long-term risks such as cancer and respiratory illnesses…”
Insurance Journal 31 July 2013Fracking Tied to Drinking Water Damage by EPA Regional Officialhttp://www.insurancejournal.com/news/national/2013/07/31/300103.htm
grist 24 May 2013
Facking accident leaks benzene into Colorado Stream
Guardian 24 April 2013
Cuadrilla censured by advertising watchdog over fracking safety claims
Advertising Standards Authority orders shale gas company to tone down claims that it uses 'proven, safe technologies'
Lancaster Eagle Gazette 16 March 2013
Fracking fluid 'spills' into Ohio waterways - a sign fracking should be halted until a safe method is found
SALON 18 May 2011
How gas drilling contaminates your food
Ecologist 28 January 2013
Special report Livestock falling ill in fracking regions, raising concerns about food. http://www.theecologist.org/News/news_analysis/1784382/livestock_falling_ill_in_fracking_regions_raising_concerns_about_food.html
The Ohio State University Research and Innovation Communications
DNA Analysis of Microbes in Fracking Site Yields Suprises 12 March 2012
“They also found that the populations of microbes changed dramatically over a short period of time, as some species perished during the fracking operation and others became more abundant. One—an as-yet-unidentified bacterium—actually prospered, and eventually made up 90 percent of the microbial population in fluids taken from the fracked well”
Concerned Health Professionals of NY
Professional Perspectives on Health Impacts of Hydrofracking 30 November 2012
The Tribune Democrat
Fracking will affect economy, environment. 20 September 2012
Journalist's Resource May 2011
Methane and the Greenhouse-gas Footprint of Natural Gas from Shale Formations - See more at: http://journalistsresource.org/studies/environment/climate-change/natural-gas-hydrofracking-greenhouse#sthash.OH9rsvUF.dpuf