List of cities participating in solidarity: http://www.westcoastportshutdown.org/content/solidarity-actions
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EPA Ties Fracking, Pollution
I don’t understand why this is still being debated or why people are still in favor of hydraulic fracturing. How convenient to contaminate someone’s personal well water supply to then have to sell them drinkable water. Below is a snippet of the “article.” At least it’s making its way into the news…
The agency, after drilling its own wells in Pavillion and sampling water, said it detected benzene, a carcinogen, that exceeded safe drinking-water standards, as well as methane—the primary component of natural gas—and synthetic chemicals such as glycols and alcohols “consistent with gas production and hydraulic fracturing fluids.”
The EPA said that in one well it drilled it measured 246 micrograms of benzene per liter, far above the maximum permitted level of five micrograms per liter. The EPA said it looked at other explanations for the contaminants but concluded fracking was “likely” to blame.