Thursday, August 20, 2015

Fracking Water Agriculture Use Labeled Soon? Who knew?

“No one expects their lettuce to contain heavy chemicals from fracking waste water,” said Gatto. “Studies show a high possibility that recycled oil-field waste water may still contain dangerous chemicals, even after treatment.”

Gatto’s office wrote in a press release: “Some crops are being irrigated with oil-field waste water from hydraulic fracturing, (otherwise known as ‘fracking’). It is being done under the banner of water conservation, but ‘few consumers are aware of the potential health issues from consuming produce irrigated by contaminated water.'”

The bill requires the simple label “Produced using recycled or treated oil-field waste water” where applicable. Alternatively, retailers of produce that is not separately packaged would need to place a conspicuous label where the food is displayed for sale.

Benzene diet? No, thanks. California farmers angry at fracking waste water use amidst record drought.

Published on Oct 15, 2014
Fracking contamination has been found in California's water supply from oil industry waste. The pollution has risen safety concerns after The California State Water Resources Control Board confirmed that there has been billions of gallons of this water being pumped into aquifers. The contaminated water is used for agriculture, irrigation and drinking water. We look at the oil industry manipulation that the testing of water-supply wells may have uncovered, in this Lip News clip with Mark Sovel and Elliot Hill.

Here's the thing: Pumping millions of gallons of toxic contaminated water into a fracking well is a part of the process. This is known, and was known well before fracking even began. That it ends up in the aquifer is a face palm worthy statement. It's also a crime against humanity. C'mon, the energy cartel would render the fat of your children if was profitable, and the bought and paid for politicians would make it legal, the bought and paid for researchers would prove it was safe, and the bought and paid for media would pronounce all is right in the world and then direct your attention to a downed plane for 33 days. Just sayin' .. Radioactive waste is pumped into the ground  with no regulation ! The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) does not regulate fracking fluids even when they enter our water supply because in 2005, fracking was given an exemption from the Safe Drinking Water Act; called the Halliburton Loophole, it was introduced when Vice President Cheney’s former employer, Halliburton, was moving into fracking. Over the past several decades, U.S. industries have injected more than 30 trillion gallons of toxic liquid deep into the earth, using broad expanses of the nation's geology as an invisible dumping ground.

There are more than 680,000 underground waste and injectionwells nationwide, more than 150,000 of which shoot industrial fluids thousands of feet below the surface. Scientists and federal regulators acknowledge they do not know how many of the sites are leaking.
Published on Jan 9, 2015

Flew over the SouthWest of the USA a few weeks ago...and could NOT believe my eyes...In just 17 years the landscape is entirely changed across the country; from Texas to California...I was totally shocked...

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