TV News LIES

Sunday, Aug 02nd

Last update08:03:21 PM GMT

You are here News Environment Methane found in drinking water across Texas brings concern to the Lubbock community

Methane found in drinking water across Texas brings concern to the Lubbock community

E-mail Print PDF

MethaneHydraulic fracturing contaminating the drinking water is a concern to the Lubbock community.

The city of Lubbock held its monthly Board of Health meeting Friday afternoon at the Civic Center to discuss the updates on hydraulic fracturing.

Board member and activist LeAnn Lamb-Vines said studies have shown that methane has been found in drinking water in different areas of Texas.

“After we were reviewing these studies, we did find what I consider sufficient, scientific grounds for serious concerns,” Lamb-Vines said. “There has been some strong, scientific evidence for groundwater contamination coming from these studies.”

The natural gas shale and oil shale are usually more than 1,000 feet below the groundwater sources. Hearing something like this would usually be reassuring to most people since the distance between the shale and groundwater seem far enough to avoid contamination. Unfortunately, after new data was released, it has been proven that even 1,000 feet below groundwater doesn’t mean drinking water is safe, she said.

Last year board member Ted Reid shared the activists’ concerns, citing a 2011 National Academy of Sciences study of water sources near northeastern Pennsylvania hydraulic fracturing wells. Those studies showed an increase in methane levels were detected in underground water sources closer to the fracturing locations and contamination from fracturing wells into nearby water sources.

“New data shows that methane from shale that comes 1,000 feet below drinking water was found to be contaminating drinking water,” Lamb-Vines said. “This doesn’t establish that it will happen in Lubbock, but it does pass down on what we thought was a very reassuring distance between the shale and groundwater.”

More...


Most Recent Related Stories...


Wildfires prompt Brown to declare state of emergency in California

California firesGov. Jerry Brown declared a state of emergency for all of California in the wake of...

Scientists fear toxic algae bloom spreading on Pacific coast

Pacific Ocean BloomThe toxic algae blooms in the Pacific Ocean stretching from southern California to Alaska — already...

Pair of earthquakes rattle parts of northern Oklahoma

Oklahoma earthquakesA pair of earthquakes has rattled parts of northern Oklahoma previously shaken by a swarm of...

Gasland Video of the Week: Earth Speaks, Fracking on Tribal Land

Blackfeet NationThere are many ways to look at the destruction fracking is causing. Often we focus on...
 
America's # 1 Enemy
Tee Shirt
& Help Support TvNewsLIES.org!
TVNL Tee Shirt
 
TVNL TOTE BAG
Conserve our Planet
& Help Support TvNewsLIES.org!
 
Get your 9/11 & Media
Deception Dollars
& Help Support TvNewsLIES.org!
 
The Loaded Deck
The First & the Best!
The Media & Bush Admin Exposed!