If that is a question you have, the answer may be in the fifth and current edition (2018) of Compendium of Scientific, Medical, and Media Findings Demonstrating Risks and Harms of Fracking, by Concerned Health Professionals of NY.
You can download it HERE.
The report concludes that yes, Fracking is bad for you, and for others.
All together, findings to date from scientific, medical, and journalistic investigations combine to demonstrate that fracking poses significant threats to air, water, health, public safety, climate stability, seismic stability, community cohesion, and long-term economic vitality. Emerging data from a rapidly expanding body of evidence continue to reveal a plethora of recurring problemsand harms that cannot be sufficiently averted throuhj regulatory frameworks. There is no evidence that fracking can operate without threatening public health directly or without imperiling climate stability upon which public health depends.
5 thoughts on “Is Fracking Bad For You?”
Fracking for petrochemicals, using all sorts of solvents is a tragedy for ecosystems and water tables. But…
There is a sort of “fracking” that I would be very happy to put up with: hydrological fracturing as a way to harvest clean superabundant geothermal energy. As I understand it, it uses plain old water to fracture underground rock formations, allowing geothermal to be useful almost everywhere, not just in a few places out west.
This idea has gigantic potential and almost no press or research to support it.
It might also produce mini-quakes. Those I could live with.
Unless, of course, your property is shaken by the tremors. In which case call Kevin Bacon.
Did any Russian money go towards producing this?
Interesting and depressing read. I’m sure the usual idiots who don’t care about reality will pooh-pooh it, but I’m also sure they’ll do that without taking the time to read any of it.
Much of the data about the massive rate of leaks of gas, liquids, and other contaminants shouldn’t be a surprise: fracking is, despite all the hype, simply a large scale brute force method for getting through to the “good stuff”.