TV News LIES

Sunday, May 29th

Last update05:20:13 AM GMT

You are here News Environment 5 Weird and Frightening Effects of Fracking You May Not Know About

5 Weird and Frightening Effects of Fracking You May Not Know About

E-mail Print PDF

FrackingWhat comes to mind when you think of fracking? Perhaps it’s images of tap water being lit on fire or stories of families suffering health problems after nearby wells are fracked.

Indeed, the health and environmental impacts of fracking are being documented, but it’s important to know that fracking is a catalyst for widespread negative consequences. This list includes five effects of fracking you may not have heard about.

1. Methane Geysers

This past June, a methane geyser was found in Pennsylvania’s Tioga County. Yes, a geyser — shooting methane-infused water 30 feet up in the air.

Once the geyser was discovered, the county immediately turned to Shell, which was drilling in three nearby locations. Shell and the Department of Environmental Protection began investigating, and it was correctly suspected that an abandoned well from the 1930s contributed to the problem. Last week, a new report confirmed that Butters well, drilled in 1932, was part of the chain reaction that triggered the geyser. But the main problem was Shell’s fracking, as it displaced methane pockets underground, which then moved into Butters well and shot up to the surface.

More...

 


Most Recent Related Stories...


Oil sands industry a major source of air pollution, study finds

oil sands polluteTar sands oil, sometimes called the dirtiest oil in the world, is mostly thought of as...

Baseline sought for British fracking efforts

Fracking in UKA British geological organization said it was working to set an environmental baseline to serve as...

Chemical Reform Law Falls Short in Protecting Public Health, Environment

Chemical reform act insufficientPassage of the first legislation to regulate toxic industrial chemicals in 40 years ought to be...

Pipeline company blamed directly for Refugio Beach, Calif., oil spill

California oil spillPreventable errors on the part of Plains All American Pipeline led to last year's oil spill...
 
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!