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Toxic fracking chemicals will enter our water

On 5 Aug 2013 at 12:09am End game wrote:
Here are some statistics about how many fracking wells leak their toxic cocktail into the environment. Not exactly reassuring when the test drill is by the source of much of Sussex's drinking water and up to 1,700 wells might be planned for Sussex.

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On 5 Aug 2013 at 7:28am I don't live in lewes... wrote:
I seem to remember that some noteable oil wells have leaked oil in to the environment causing pollution on a monumental scale not to mention the the odd holed oil tanker. Are you going to suggesting that we stop drilling and transporting oil? or is fracking a case of Nimby?
On 5 Aug 2013 at 8:26am aralski wrote:
Latest (June 2013) investigation into GW contamination as a result of fracking. Finds indicate increased methane concentration in 82% of drinking water samples with the cause not the fracking process per se but faulty well casings and/or poor cementation of those well casings.

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On 5 Aug 2013 at 9:05am Desperate measures wrote:
Oils wells do not tend to be constructed in areas of high population density Phil, or right next to the source of their water supply.

Whether its fractured well cases or the cracking process itself that's responsible for pollution of the ground and ground water seems neither here nor there aralski. The end result us the same.
On 5 Aug 2013 at 9:24am Piddinghoe puddler wrote:
A recent Texas study. Into fracking confrms contaminants in water closest to wells .
This from an oil heavy state..
See link

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On 5 Aug 2013 at 10:35am Webbo wrote:
This is what fracking looks like
On 5 Aug 2013 at 1:14pm Zzz.. wrote:
How can this be allowed so close to our drinking water? It's like our politicians are suffering from some sort of psychosis.
On 5 Aug 2013 at 1:20pm Dingo wrote:
Our politicans are blinded by their greed and short sightedness.They don`t give a damn about us, or our childrens future.
On 5 Aug 2013 at 2:10pm I don't live in lewes... wrote:
Hi Desperate Measures. Agree that oil wells don't tend to be based near high density populations but it's not as simple as that is it? When the Deep Water Horizon rig sank and discharged 5 million barrels of oil into the Gulf of Mexico the unfortunate inhabitants of Florida, Louisiana, Alabama, Mississippi didn't live particularly close by but were certainly suffered the effects and likely still are.
Distance wasn't much of a barrier for them. Realism says that all the time there is a thirst for oil it will be mined by the cheapest route. The temptation for UK home grown oil and gas is too great for fracking to be discarded. As in the USA there will winners and losers. Historically if North Sea Gas is anything to go by (does anyone remember the promise of cheap gas?) I doubt if Joe Public will benefit and that's the sadness. I'm sure fracking will go ahead, there's too much at stake for it not to and no amount of playing a whistle while standing on one leg or banging a drum will stop it. Fun to watch though.
On 5 Aug 2013 at 3:00pm Rocky wrote:
I know some see fracking as bad and how its bad for the environment, blah blah blah,but after all the water is well cleaned and plus do you sereriously think that the powers that be would put peoples health at risk on purpose - especially the young and elderly?!Especially when they enforce actions to help them?! Or is it more that local people dont want it happening in their area?
On 5 Aug 2013 at 4:13pm C#m7 wrote:
I think the same people who won't introduce plain packaging for cigarettes and won't introduce minimum pricing for alcohol and dol not want to restrict the use of nicotinoids in farming are REALLY concerned about poisoned drinking water, and not only focused on making money. We should stop fussing about this and concentrate on the royal baby
On 5 Aug 2013 at 4:54pm Citizen Blank wrote:
Yes isn`t there any thing good on telly?,Let`s not bother our little heads with all this heavy fracking stuff .The government lie to us?Don`t be preposterous!Doesn`t Big Brother loves us all like we were his own little children. and aren`t we all very special to him?That`s why we must obey without question.
Pass me the Soma somebody will you?
On 5 Aug 2013 at 8:26pm Yawn wrote:
So considering, according to the sandal wearing great unwashed, most of the toxins are heavy metals, just how exactly do they defy gravity and go upwards as in the melodramatic illustration above.
Don't know why I'm asking really, WEBBO - quick delete!!!
By the way, Clifford is a moron!
On 5 Aug 2013 at 8:48pm Seafood Slim wrote:
And Yawn is a prawn
On 6 Aug 2013 at 12:04am Smiley wrote:
@yawn Ever wondered how sponges work, or rising damp gets its name?
On 6 Aug 2013 at 2:24am Hope wrote:
@ PhilX said: "I'm sure fracking will go ahead, there's too much at stake for it not to and no amount of playing a whistle while standing on one leg or banging a drum will stop it. Fun to watch though."

The constant theme running through your posts Phil is that you think that you and everyone else are entirely unable to affect any change. I imagine you use this belief to justify your lack of action (if indeed you ever believed in anything enough to take any action). You make me feel quite sad. Thank god the world is not made up entirely of people like you. What a mess we would be in. I for one am very glad that people believe that they can effect change and are willing to fight for what they believe. These people have spine, and sometimes their actions do make things change. Remember the Vietnam war protestors, the poll tax riots, Martin Luther King......

Try some positive thought for a change. You might find it refreshing. Even living in Seaford might start to look good!
On 6 Aug 2013 at 9:51am I don't live in lewes... wrote:
Hi Hope.
To clarify I'm not anti protest, neither am I anti insurrection, on the contrary it surely has its place in the scheme of things as does representational democracy. What I am saying is that I feel the economic importance of fracking will outweigh its downsides which are well documented as fracking as an industry is far from new. Also well documented are the benefits of home grown oil and gas.
You seem to have judged me yet know nothing of me and I query your wisdom on that matter. Hopefully your views on fracking are formed by sound reasoning, by weighing the pros and cons in the balance and you are not one of those that just follow the band incapable of independent thought.
Yes I’m well old enough to recall the poll tax riots and was disappointed at the government U turn. As someone who has always had to pay for everything and still does, it benefitted me and why shouldn't citizens who chose to live in the UK pay rather than expect me to pay for them? Welcome to today’s state of entitlement.
I wish you luck with your protest and venture that if you stand on one leg and blow your flute long enough and bang the drum loudly you will be thrown a few minor concessions just enough to make you contented and claim victory… but they will be minor and fracking will go ahead.
At 6am this morning I walked across Seaford Head it was both refreshing and magical. I can confirm that living in Seaford is indeed looking good. Shortly I will pop into town and park... for nothing. Have you concidered protesting about the Lewes parking? Remember the Vietnam war... Martin Luther King... PhilX
On 6 Aug 2013 at 11:28am Hope wrote:
Hi PhilX. I know enough of you from your posts over the last few years to form an opinion about you.

I do protest about Lewes parking, often (and am in fact involved in yet another dispute with them at this moment), but the importance of the Lewes parking scheme pales into insignificance against the desecration large scale fracking will wreak on out county. And yes, I am informed and have weighed up the pros and cons. The cons far, far outweigh the pros. The pros are very short term (e.g local energy), and the cons long term (pollution, change to Sussex, focus on renewables lost). In energy terms fracking is a flash in the pan and it comes at considerable cost in many, many of ways.

I was joking about Seaford. I'm sure it's lovely.

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