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Friday, 15 August 2014

An 'F' to Fracking_A new look at what’s in “fracking” fluids raises red flags

"As the oil and gas drilling technique called hydraulic fracturing (or “fracking”) proliferates, a new study on the contents of the fluids involved in the process raises concerns about several ingredients. The scientists presenting the work today at the 248th National Meeting & Exposition of the American Chemical Society (ACS) say that out of nearly 200 commonly used compounds, there’s very little known about the potential health risks of about one-third, and eight are toxic to mammals."

A new look at what’s in “fracking” fluids raises red flags

Should strengthen France's reticence to"easy money"  Fracking.

Wish I could say the same for UK.

Then again if the major players show a bad example what is one to expect from the smaller economies

And this applies to all activities so badly battered by the poor example of the "so called powers to be from politics (leading by 'bad' example) to athletics (IAAF's interpretation of sportsmanship in the  3000m steeple in Zurich 2014) through the major offender- Soccer (blind to obvious benefits to sportsmanship through video support for refereeing_well proven in Rugby).

Who said we must green our economies: control GHG emissions, keep our seas & oceans free from pollution, prepare or avoid sea level increases.....

A budget was calculated by ex-World Bank Chief Ecomomist_Sir Nicolas Stern

Business as Usual is Not an Option - NYU Stern School of Business

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