Wild and wonderful eastern West Virginia is at risk from a new mining threat—–natural gas hydraulic fracturing, a process known as ‘fracking’. See info on frack banning efforts in Morgan County and join the Clean Water voices.
“Fracking poses a great threat to our drinking water. The process of fracking means injecting millions of gallons of water, chemicals and sand into shale rock formations at high pressures to break open the rock and release the gas,” according to Food & Water Watch, which monitors fracking elsewhere. “There are numerous cases of water contamination near fracking sites. Fracking also produces a toxic wastewater that cannot be treated by standard treatment plants. It is especially dangerous because drillers are rushing to use the technique in new areas of the country without fully evaluating the effects on human health and the environment, and without adequate government oversight.”
Read more at http://www.foodandwaterwatch.org/water/fracking/