Gas wells began surrounding my five acres of quiet prairie several years ago, now within less than half a mile. Shortly after two appeared (year and 1/2 ago) close by, I began buying bottled water for drinking and cooking. I knew it was time to move.
“We know there are significant risks associated with ... the pollutants
involved in fracking,” says Anthony Ingraffea, a rock-fracture mechanics
expert at Cornell University. “These drilling techniques result in
amounts of toxic matter so large – in solid, gas, and liquid states –
that, in effect, everybody is ‘downstream.’ You can’t get far enough
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