Monday, April 18, 2011
Just when you thought it was safe to drink water
Maybe I should title this post "More on Fracking". What's that you say? Haven't been fracked today? To the corporate cronies who'd just assume poison your drinking water so they can make a few more greenbacks I say we need to pipe the stuff directly to their homes. After all they keep telling us it's safe so I'll take their word for it. They won't mind bathing in something similar to gasoline now would they? It'll leave your skin all silky smooth. That is until the cancerous lesions start to show up.
Fracking for those who don't know or forgot is the process of pumping toxic fluids at high pressure into the ground to extract either natural gas or oil. Exactly what's in this fluid is a trade secret but the EPA has tested several sites to find the basic components of gasoline or diesel. Okay I know what you're thinking. If they pump enough of this into the ground then we'll have high test coming out of our faucets. Sorry but what comes out is neither fit to drink nor able to run the family car. Fortunately this is only happening in a few red states at present but we all know the greed of the oil and gas companies. Just a matter of time before they'll want to drill under your house if they can. You won't mind trading your household water supply for a fast couple of grand even though you'll never be able to use the tap or shower again. Right?
And I just had a thought. With Japan dumping radioactive waste into the ocean and our American companies injecting toxic chemicals into the ground water then maybe a little fluoride in the water doesn't seem so bad now does it?