Shock Finding: Oil & Gas Industry Dumping Toxic Fracking Waste Into Public Water Treatment Plants Incapable Of Filtering Contaminants

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Source: NaturalNews.com
L.J. Devon
June 24, 2016

There’s an invasion underway, a constant onslaught of chemical attacks that are more sinister and more life-threatening than faraway armies with tanks. This chemical invasion is occurring on many levels today, and it impacts the cells of many unsuspecting people. The invasion is invisible to the eyes, but under the microscope it is ever so real.

This vicious invasion is taking place silently in the very water that the population drinks. The people who are impacted are clueless, oblivious and defenseless. They have no idea what’s going on, as fracking chemicals and displaced heavy metals invade their bodies, tainting their lifeblood and minds.

With cancers spreading, sleep problems mounting and mental health deteriorating, it’s very important for the people to know what kind of enemy they are up against. In a world where personal property and human health are no longer respected or protected, it’s important for people to know how to filter their water effectively for self defense.

Oil and gas industry a major contributor to the mental health problems of the day

The oil and gas industry is a major contributor to this vicious invasion. The toxic slew of chemicals left over after hydraulic fracturing are often taken to public water treatment plants that are incapable of filtering out the contaminants. For years, publicly owned treatment plants have received large amounts of fracking waste water that they cannot effectively treat. As a consequence, the waterways are filled with toxic byproducts, as the public is silently poisoned, every cell in their bodies under attack.

During the recent gas boom in Pennsylvania, fracking waste water was pumped right into the Monongahela River. In 2008 and 2009, towns along the river were instructed to use bottled water, since the water outside their homes and near municipal sewage plants was being poisoned.

In 2011, during the natural gas boom, Pennsylvania Governor Tom Corbett called on oil drilling companies to stop sending fracking wastewater to public treatment facilities. At that time, the oil-drilling technique of hydraulic fracturing came under advanced scrutiny. Fracking wastewater contains a toxic slew of total dissolved solids, organic and inorganic chemicals, and technologically enhanced naturally occurring radioactive material (TENORM), that is very difficult to properly dispose of and filter out. Some of these compounding chemicals poison the water and land near drilling sites. Large amounts are taken to public treatment plants that are not even capable of filtering the waste water. When treatment plants fail to handle fracking waste, the toxic slew is discharged straight into the waterways. The wastewater can even inhibit the treatment plant from filtering out regular waste. This causes harmful byproducts to form in the water.

EPA admits new infrastructure is needed to process fracking wastewater

The Environmental Protection Agency is just now coming up with a rule to stop oil drilling operations from disposing of their fracking waste at publicly owned treatment works.

The EPA’s new rule intends to defend the public, but without the proper infrastructure to filter out the contaminants, fracking will only continue, the damage unrestrained. What will oil drilling companies do with their fracking waste water, as innovation for water treatment infrastructure is stifled? As the energy sector rushes to dispose of their toxic waste water, and with no incentive to innovate, tons of toxic waste water are going to end up in the environment – irrespective of the EPA’s good intentions. The EPA admits on its website: “This potentially harmful wastewater creates a need for appropriate wastewater management infrastructure and practices.”

Clean Water Action, an environmental group that supports the EPA’s new rule, said that oil drilling companies are finding new ways to dump their wastewater, sealing it in underground injection wells, running it through ineffective industrial treatment plants and “recycling” it.

Self defense against heavy metals and chemicals a top priority

If we don’t start taking at-home water filtration seriously, our ability to function on a day-to-day basis will continue to deteriorate. There’s already a monstrous chemical invasion taking place through our pesticide and herbicide intense agricultural systems. The more we accept this chemical inundation, the more we will decline – both physically and mentally.

Some of the most insane acts of violence that occur in our culture begin with a poisoned brain. How might toxic heavy metals and chemicals from fracking waste water, herbicides, pesticides, along with psychotropic drugs, contribute to mass shootings? As these chemicals disrupt the endocrine system of the human body, cause gut dysbiosis and destroy the nervous system, people’s behavior and thinking processes are altered in ways society cannot yet understand or fully comprehend.

With the above in mind, if you are concerned about what’s lurking in your town’s water, send in a sample to EPAWatch.org, and they’ll test it for your for free.

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Whistleblower: EPA Officials Covered Up Toxic Emissions From Fracking For Years

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Source: CommonDreams.org
via: UndergroundReporter.org
Nika Knight
June 9, 2016

Why has the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) failed to take adequate action against disastrous, climate-warming methane emissions from the fracking industry?

An environmental watchdog alleges that the answer may be a years-long, systematic cover-up of the true data surrounding these toxic emissions.

That cover-up, the group says, was at the hands of at least one EPA researcher who accepted payments from the oil and gas industry.

In an incendiary federal complaint (pdf) filed on Wednesday with the EPA’s Inspector General, the 28-year-old North Carolina-based group NC WARN wrote that “there has been a persistent and deliberate cover-up that has prevented the agency from requiring the natural gas industry to make widespread, urgently needed and achievable reductions in methane venting and leakage (’emissions’) across the nation’s expanding natural gas infrastructure.”

“Studies relied upon by EPA to develop policy and regulations were scientifically invalid,” the organization charged.

Specifically, wrote NC WARN in a press statement, “Dr. David Allen, then-head of EPA’s Science Advisory Board, has led an ongoing, three-year effort to cover up underreporting of the primary device, the Bacharach Hi-Flow Sampler, and a second device used to measure gas releases from equipment across the natural gas industry. Allen is also on the faculty of the University of Texas at Austin, where he has been funded by the oil and gas industries for years.”

“The EPA’s failure to order feasible reductions of methane leaks and venting has robbed humanity of crucial years to slow the climate crisis,” said Jim Warren, director of NC WARN. “The cover-up by Allen’s team has allowed the industry to dig in for years of delay in cutting emissions—at the worst possible time.”

The cover-up was discovered by NC WARN, the group wrote in its complaint, when it became aware that the very inventor of the Bacharach Hi-Flow Sampler, an engineer named Touché Howard, had been attempting to blow the whistle for years on the crucial instrument’s malfunctioning. The critical failure causes the instrument to under-report methane emissions “up to 100-fold,” the organization wrote.

Studies have shown the EPA underestimating methane leaks from fracked gas production for years, and Howard’s own research found that the agency has been “hugely underestimating” methane emissions specifically as a result of the faulty instrument, as Common Dreams reported.

“In the extreme, that kind of failure could lead to catastrophic explosions,” Howard told theLos Angeles Times.

The complaint describes Howard’s repeated attempts to warn the EPA and Allen about the instrument, and the silence he received in response.

“It appears that the goal of the [University of Texas] team was not to critically examine the problems but to convince [Environmental Defense Fund, who co-authored the study,] and its production committee members that no problems existed,” NC WARN added.

“We believe Mr. Howard was specifically prevented from providing input because the [University of Texas] team knew that he would be able to show that their counterarguments were faulty and the resulting studies scientifically invalid,” the group concluded.

Howard’s concerns and the specific mechanical problems of the measurement instrument he has repeatedly pointed out have to this date never been addressed, “resulting in the failure of the EPA to accurately report methane emissions for more than two years, much less require reductions,” the complaint noted. “Meanwhile, the faulty data and measuring equipment are still being used extensively throughout the natural gas industry worldwide.”

Continue Reading At: UndergroundReporter.org

Dr. Andrea Rossi’s ECAT Reactor Nearing The End Of A Year-Long…

Source: GizaDeathStar.com
Dr. Joseph P. Farrell
March 6, 2016

It is now approaching nearly a year for the commercial test of Dr. Andrea Rossi’s E-CAT low energy nuclear “cold fusion” reactor, and the tests appear to have been successful, according to this very important article shared by Mr. K.H.:

Historic event: One-year 1 megawatt E-Cat trial completed

There’s much to absorb in this article, but there are two things in particular that caught my eye, and I hope yours too, for if they are true, then we are indeed on the verge of an energy revolution, one that, in the long term, will remake the financial and geopolitical world. Here’s the first one:

Earlier, some sources having visited the test plant told me that the COP, Coefficient of Performance, i.e. the ratio between output power and input power for control, was in the range 20—80, meaning that the heat plant was consuming 12—50 kW while producing 1 MW—the average consumption of about 300 Western households, including electricity, space heating, water heating and air conditioning.

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And Speaking Of Energy Resources – Engineers Discover New Method Of…

Proven one-step process to convert CO2 and water directly into liquid hydrocarbon fuel
Image Source: Phys.Org

Source: GizaDeathStar.com
Dr. Joseph P. Farrell
February 28, 2016

Yesterday I blogged about the wider context behind the USA’s seemingly chaotic and contradictory policies in the Middle East, which appear to be to create as much chaos as possible by inflaming internal and traditional divisions in the Islamic world in order to weaken its most powerful states, and to manage the transition to new energy systems, which are, I suspect, the big and most significant context by which to interpret recent geopolitical events. A sudden release of new energy technologies, without such a commensurate weakening of those states, would conceivably drive them into precipitate and dangerous actions in order to protect their power if, say, a method were contrived to outflank or replace petroleum. Creating chaos, and keeping those states embroiled in it, allows the transition to a new energy paradigm to be more easily managed, while at the same time creating the conditions for the removal of some truly odious regimes and characters.

In that light, consider this very important article from our friends at phys.org, shared by Mr. K.H., who, in his email to me, qualified it as a “game changer.” I concur with him. Read the article, and see if you do too:

Proven one-step process to convert CO2 and water directly into liquid hydrocarbon fuel

The meat of the article is contained in the following paragraphs, and note the connection of the process to planned experiments involving the use of solar power for the reaction’s light source:

A team of University of Texas at Arlington chemists and engineers have proven that concentrated light, heat and high pressures can drive the one-step conversion of carbon dioxide and water directly into usable liquid hydrocarbon fuels.

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