Fracking Industry Dumping TRILLIONS Of Gallons Of Toxic Waste!
The fracking industry is secretly dumping trillions of gallons toxic waste with all kinds of pollutants from all kinds of sources into wells during and after drilling. ~ Alexander Higgins - Video - Related article
An exclusive ProPublica investigation, reprinted below, reveals natural gas fracking drillers are abusing extremely relaxed industry regulations to illegally dump trillions of dollars of toxic waste into fracking wells.
The investigation reveals the energy industry used lobbyists obtained special exemptions to waste regulations for class 2 wells that do not apply to any other industry in the country.
Now due lack of oversight the loophole is being exploited to dump trillions of gallons of toxic waste into forced injection wells across the nation.
Regulators say the system is being abused because they just don’t have the necessary funds to police the industry.
In the video embedded I bring you an exclusive interview with a fracking industry whistleblower to bring you the inside story of revealed in the ProPublica investigation.
The whistleblower worked in the fracking industry for three years and personally witnessed “production water” being brought into drill wells that was already loaded toxic waste, and then secretly mixed with more waste on site, so it could secretly be disposed of.
After the drilling is completed highly toxic waste brought in through trucks and pipelines from all different sources and even from industries that have nothing to do with drilling.
That toxic waste is then secretly mixed in with the and then pumped back into the wells each of which could hold trillions of gallons.
I am told this is a widespread process that companies used to launder their waste to avoid have to pay for costly methods of disposal.
While he knew the production water was not potable at first he had no idea it had toxic waste in it.
When he first started getting sick he thought it was from the heat.
Then as the weather became cooler he became suspicious and that is when he learned toxic waste was secretly being shipped to the drilling sites and being mixed into the “production water.”
He then investigated what was being used to fill the well after and learned its contents were nearly all toxic waste and followed the pipelines to uncover the “waste laundering” scheme he described.
The ProPublica article also quotes Mario Salazar who worked for the EPA for 25 years overseeing the industry.
He defends the regulations that are on the books but blames a lack of funds to oversee the industry to make sure they are doing what they say they are doing.
Salazar states the current system basically allows the industry to dump whatever they want in an unsafe manner.
Salazar also warns in the comment section of the ProPublica article that 60% of our potable water is in underground aquifers and is being pollute the energy industry.
Salazar warns that it will not be until many people are made sick that something will be done and the cost of cleaning up the water will be placed on the taxpayer.
Salazar then warns if you think a collapse of running out of oil will be bad, imagine what happens when we run out water.
As previously note, the US government is already warning civil unrest is expected to break out within 10 years time due to lack of water.
That problem is expected to escalate into global wars for water within 30 years.
Alexander Higgins - September 22, 2012 - AlexanderHiggins