Fracking is in the news everywhere with more environmental and health problems being announced almost as quickly as the cancer-causing chemicals are forced into the earth.
- Tulsa World article from May 12, 2012 — Study on gas drilling finds methane in drinking water — Methane can be explosive and cause unconsciousness or even death. Methane is what causes the tap water to be able to be lit on fire.
- PhysOrg.com story from May 9, 2011 — Methane levels 17 times higher in water wells near hydrofracking sites. — Measurable amounts of methane were found in 85 percent of wells sampled.
- Environment on MSNBC article from april 16, 2011 — Carcinogens injected into gas wells, report says. Millions of gallons of hazardous chemicals and carcinogens were used in fracking, with 29 known or suspected carcinogens.
Want to know more? Check out this interesting website for Gasland, a film by Josh Fox. Think this won’t affect you — sure it won’t, if you don’t drink the water or breathe the air or eat food from near the fracked wells. But if you live near where any drilling occurs (which is pretty much anywhere in Oklahoma), you and your family need to learn more about the health hazards of fracking.
If your friends or family have been affected by natural gas wells and you don’t know where to turn, please contact our Oklahoma and Arkansas fracking attorneys today.