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Hydrofracking may be causing mass die-offs...and earthquakes

these articles outline how a process used to extract natural gas from rock beds (hydrofracking) could be behind mass die-offs. Hydraulic fracturing (fracking) pumps water and chemicals into the ground at a pressurized rate exceeding what the bedrock can withstand, resulting in a microquake that produces rock fractures.
Hydraulic Fracturing Process Dangerous for the Environment
1/6/2010 9:42:04 AM

By Emily Kennedy

Hydraulic fracturing, also known as hydrofracturing or hydrofracking, is a process used to increase the water flow from a bedrock well. This process occurs when the size of the fractures in bedrock is increased so that more water can enter into the well. Some drilling companies argue that hydrofracking costs less than, and is a better alternative to, drilling deeper. However, according to the January 4, 2010 newsletter issue for the Center for Health, Environment & Justice titled "Growing Opposition to High Risk Hydrofracking Technology"; many scientists are opposed to the process because of the high levels of radium it releases into the environment. The newsletter also states that "water brought thousands of feet to the surface from drilling had levels of radioactive radium - 226 as high as 267 times the limit safe for discharge into the environment."

An article dating back to July 2008 from the timesunion.com called Hydrofracking: Toxic gas-drilling technique explains that hydrofracking is also a dangerous process when used on the Marcellus Shale, a layer of rock that geologists predict will provide natural gas to the United States for more than 2 years."The gas in the Marcellus is held like bubbles in a brick of Swiss cheese. To extract it, a mixture of water, sand and chemicals is shot into the earth with such force it fractures the rock, releasing the bubbles to the surface. When the gas surfaces, so does the water laden with natural toxins from the shale, including suspected cancer-causing compounds.

see the original article, from mother earth news

Incidents where hydraulic fracturing is a suspected cause of drinking water contamination

NRDC supports federal regulation of hydraulic fracturing under the Safe Drinking Water Act. We believe this is a sensible approach that would ensure a minimum federal floor of drinking water protection in the more than 30 states where oil and gas production occurs.

Opponents of such regulation claim that hydraulic fracturing has never caused any drinking water contamination. They say this because incidents of drinking water contamination where hydraulic fracturing is considered as a suspected cause have not been sufficiently investigated, either because scientists and regulators could not properly investigate (did not have the information or technology needed) or because they chose not to, even where signs point to hydraulic fracturing. Some cases where groundwater was contaminated during hydraulic fracturing operations have been attributed to other causes, such as faulty well structure, even if a well failed during the hydraulic fracturing process.

Below is a list of incidents where drinking water has been contaminated and hydraulic fracturing is a suspected cause. I can't emphasize enough that there are more cases of drinking water contamination around the country related to oil and gas production; those listed below are cases where a homeowner had enough detailed knowledge to know that a nearby well was recently fractured and specifically included that information in reports. In many cases of drinking water contamination where hydraulic fracturing has not been mentioned as the cause, it may be because the homeowner does not know if the nearby gas well was recently fractured. It does not mean that hydraulic fracturing is completely absolved. As you will see, these cases are not limited to just one company or one state. The stories from around the country are unfortunately familiar.

see the EXTENSIVE list, from the natural resources defense council

Hydraulic Fracturing causes earthquakes

Induced seismicity, or earthquakes caused by human activities, can be caused by development of hydrocarbon, mineral, and geothermal resources, waste injection, water filling large surface reservoirs, underground nuclear explosions and large-scale construction projects.[1]

Scientists have documented direct connections between earthquakes and both oil and gas extraction and waste-water injection.

Moreover, several studies demonstrate that hydraulic fracturing induces microearthquakes and that the analysis of these microearthquakes can be useful in understanding fracture zones and reservoir production rates.[2]

Recently, earthquakes have occurred more frequently in areas experiencing increased hydraulic fracturing.

from earthworks website

Fracking the life out of Arkansas and beyond

by Rady Ananda

The last four months of 2010, nearly 500 earthquakes rattled Guy, Arkansas. [1] The entire state experienced 38 quakes in 2009. [2] The spike in quake frequency precedes and coincides with the 100,000 dead fish on a 20-mile stretch of the Arkansas River that included Roseville Township on December 30. The next night, 5,000 red-winged blackbirds and starlings dropped dead out of the sky in Beebe. [3] Hydraulic fracturing is the most likely culprit for all three events, as it causes earthquakes with a resultant release of toxins into the environment. [4]


A close look at Arkansas' history of earthquakes and drilling reveals a shocking surge in quake frequency following advanced drilling. The number of quakes in 2010 nearly equals all of Arkansas' quakes for the entire 20th century. The oil and gas industry denies any correlation, but the advent of hydrofracking followed by earthquakes is a story repeated across the nation. It isn't going to stop any time soon, either. Fracking has gone global.

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What They Don't Want You to Know? ... 08.Jan.2011 16:09

Tracy Mapes news1st@hotmail.com

I'm Going with this as a Primary Cause. Baxter Pharmaceutical Bio Research

After Posting the Information Available from the Fish and Wildlife Services on Viral Hemorrhagic Septicemia which has been linked to several Select Species Fish Kills over the United States, Has Pulled all of the Page Links, Photo Links, and Redirected them to the Main Homepage.

The Viral Agent is listed as Surface Contamination which is consistent with Reports of Aerial Spraying in both the 500 Birds Killed in Beebe, Arkansas and the Ukraine Hemorrhagic Pneumonia that was tied in some media to H1N5 and Baxter Pharmaceutical Bio Weapons Research.

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Below is the Info I could retrieve from Google Cached Pages. You can See For Yourself that they pulled All of the Links to the Public Paid for, Non Classified Information related to Fish Kills and Viral Hemorrhagic Disease.

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U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service ...Fish Kill

ALL PAGES LINKS PICTURES DISABLED and Redirect to FWS Home Page with 24 Hours of being Posted.
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Baxter Pharmaceuticals, first attached to H1N5 variant Ukriane Hemorrhagic Pneumonia*

*Commonalities? ... Respiratory Distress, Bleeding and Destruction of Lungs. Reported Burnt Lung Tissue.

Both Reported in EU Times and Ukrainian Incident? ...Suspected use of some Chemical Aircraft Release.

Map of Baxter Pharmaceutical Location and Effected Area Plot Map. Curious? ...
 http://img513.imageshack.us/img513/160/baxterpharmaceuticals20.jpg

Ukraine Connection? ...
 link to nwoobserver.wordpress.com

Use of Aircraft Implicated

USA
 link to www.eutimes.net

Ukraine: US Operated Aircraft in Ukraine
 http://www.rense.com/general88/hemm.htm

Commonalities in Fish Kill seem to point to
Viral Hemorrhagic Septicemia

 link to cc.bingj.com

********** Must have hit a Nerve? Because I posted this Federal Fish and Wildlife Page Article on a Craigslist Chatboard - and within 24 hrs. the Page has been redirected to the FWS Homepage and All Links Referring to the Fish Kills and the Virus have been broken.

But due to Google Cache Pages, you can read the Article at the Above Link. Still? ...All of the Cache Page Link have been redirected to the Fish and Wildlife Service Homepage and All Link to the Fish Kill photos on the Page have been disabled.


Here is Another Fish and Wildlife Service Page that has been Disabled in the Last 24 Hours, but is Still found on Google's Cache Page. Again with All Page Link Broken or Re-Directed back to the Fish and Wildlife Service Home Page.

 link to cc.bingj.com

The Above Document produced by US Fish and Wildlife states that the Virus "Appears to be a Surface Contaminant" which would be consistent with Aerial Spraying Theories. (Contrails).

Commonalities of All Mentioned Disease? Hemorrhagic Consequence.

Whatever it is? ...They don't want You to know about it.


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This Fish/Bird Kill Thing? ...


... may have been the catalyst for this weekends big event.

The AZ Distraction. (Shooting)

I would put the reaction of the Fish and Wildlife Service pulling all material on Fish Kills as a serious breach of ethics.

That Information was gathered with the People's Money. It is not Classified. Watch Pure Censorship in action and Take Notes. If You don't think they have the Horsepower to do it? Guess Again.

Also See Pat Tillman Abu Ghairib, Fort Hood.

Take Care,

Tracy Mapes