Gauteng and NW Province

Fracking poisons wide perimeter

Some chemicals used for shale gas hydraulic fracturing, or fracking, could contaminate or poison water far from the drilling site, an expert warned yesterday. “Before any company is granted a license to frack it must prove that the chemicals used in fracking cocktails are safe,” said Professor Gerrit van Tonder of the Free State University ground water research unit. He said positive perceptions of fracking needed to be balanced by the potential risks involved. “Other green options are available, even if fracking is considered.”

Pretoria News June 12 2012

Well now …… I suppose one should be less cynical and not compare the fracking licenses to the other illegal mining licenses….mmmmmm. Very difficult though!
Please conserve water. Harvest your own rainwater – at least you know what you are getting!

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