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Old 06-05-2014, 03:38 PM
 
Location: The Emerald City
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There's a series on Showtime called "Years of Living Dangerously" and one of the episodes in particular, "Winds of Change" covers a lot about fracking. There was info there I hadn't seen covered in Gasland I or II, particularly on the toxins in the air, which I believe is what got to my family members in NEPA who died.

I also wonder if they intend to use the water from Jordan Lake to frack with and maybe that's why they wouldn't do anything to improve the condition of it. It takes over a million gallons a water a day to frack one well and a well can be active for up to two years.

One thing people may not be prepared for either is once they decide the well is dry they charge the homeowner to have the equipment removed. This starting happening in NEPA this year and people were not prepared for this.

One thing to do is have your water tested NOW and from a company you can trust. What used to be a very low charge test, around $60 has been jacked up over time and now costs anywhere from $500-$1000 in PA. If you don't test before you'll never know what's in the water before they start filling it with all the poisons that they will later try to say were there all along.

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Excellent advice. My best to your family.
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Old 06-05-2014, 07:19 PM
 
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There's a series on Showtime called "Years of Living Dangerously" and one of the episodes in particular, "Winds of Change" covers a lot about fracking. There was info there I hadn't seen covered in Gasland I or II, particularly on the toxins in the air, which I believe is what got to my family members in NEPA who died.

I also wonder if they intend to use the water from Jordan Lake to frack with and maybe that's why they wouldn't do anything to improve the condition of it. It takes over a million gallons a water a day to frack one well and a well can be active for up to two years.

One thing people may not be prepared for either is once they decide the well is dry they charge the homeowner to have the equipment removed. This starting happening in NEPA this year and people were not prepared for this.

One thing to do is have your water tested NOW and from a company you can trust. What used to be a very low charge test, around $60 has been jacked up over time and now costs anywhere from $500-$1000 in PA. If you don't test before you'll never know what's in the water before they start filling it with all the poisons that they will later try to say were there all along.

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Doesn't the Town of Cary (and Apex) get their water supply from Jordan Lake?
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Old 06-06-2014, 07:33 PM
 
Location: SW Durham, NC
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Excellent advice. My best to your family.
Thank you, Sue, that's very kind of you to say.
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Old 06-06-2014, 07:47 PM
 
Location: SW Durham, NC
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Doesn't the Town of Cary (and Apex) get their water supply from Jordan Lake?
Yes, they do, and Durham is wanting some as well, which normally use Lake Mickie. I don't have any factual info on Jordan Lake to be used for fracking, it's only speculation on my part. It would make sense as it's close enough to Pittsboro where they want to frack.

Also read an interesting article today on the road traffic it creates. I know the trucks (as well as the well pumps) run 24/7, but I had no idea how much it takes to truck out the fuel once it's captured. The article said it takes something like 2300-3000 truck trips for each well. It also creates a spike in traffic fatalities.

As Fracking Boom Continues, Increased Road Traffic Causing Uptick In Deadly Accidents

Can you imagine this kind of traffic in the Triangle area & since parts of Durham & Wake county is on shale?
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Old 06-07-2014, 04:22 PM
 
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The problem isn't the political party in power. There is no significant difference between the GOP and the Democrats. They have both long ago sold out to corporate interests. You are deluding yourselves if you think that voting in one over the other will make a difference.

The problem is everyone of you who get into a car and burn gasoline to get to where you are going. So in light of that, you get two choices: Destroy your own environment for oil, or pay an oppressive dictatorship for oil and deal with all the wars, terrorists, etc. that comes with that. Your choice.
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