Methane is an asphyxiate. At levels that can occur in association with natural gas drilling, especially within the confines of area homes, basements, and other walled-structures, asphyxiation by methane is a risk, especially as people sleep. Methane is also highly flammable, placing area residents at risk for fires and explosions.
Radon is a radioactive gas. It is the second leading cause of lung cancer in the world. Large quantities are regularly released in conjunction with the fracking process.
Hydrogen sulfide is as toxic in many respects as hydrogen cyanide.
High levels are commonly released during fracking.
Acute inhalation causes olfactory paralysis, coughing, physical collapse, and respiratory failure; coma and death may result. Survivors of even one episode of high concentration inhalation are at increased risk for later development of dementia, hearing and vision problems.
Long term exposure to low levels, which all area residents will suffer, causes central nervous system toxicity, decreased lung function, anaemia, increased risk for life-threatening clot formation, and a known and proven increased risk of death in those with pre-existing cardiovascular problems.
Fracking was formally exempted from the Safe Water Drinking Act by the Bush Administration in 2005 via the so-called Halliburton loophole – named after the company formerly led by Vice President Cheney that called for the exemption during Cheney’s secret Energy Task Force meetings
All chemicals likely to be useful to an enemy come under Federal law
so that people can be protected against terrorists.
The FBI has decided to side with the terrorists and follow Halliburton loop hole. What hope USA?
There are over one million Fracking Wells in USA which means USA is floating on an ocean of Fracking Fluid it would take just a small nudge from a continental plate to sink her and nobody cares.