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Once again the RMS delivers crucial information that I haven't seen anywhere else.

This story makes it even more clear why big oil interests like the Koch brothers have been trying to kill the EPA along with the rest of the Federal Government. Not to beat a dead horse But, the fracking rabbit hole is deeper and deadlier than previously thought.

See also,

By the numbers:
1) We have known about the adverse effects of volatile toxic compounds polluting the air and water due to fracking for years.

2) There is data that suggest that high pressure drill-waste well water may be lubricating geologic faults and producing earthquakes.

3) Now we find out that "filter socks" and other drill waste can be highly radio active. RMS reports over 1000 micro-Curies for a sock found at an illegal dump site in North Dakota. One thousand micro-Curies is high indeed. What will happen when this material dries out and starts blowing around with the wind? See the first link at the top.

4) Last but not least, the fracking process can leak natural gas into the atmosphere in large quantities. Natural gas, though shorter lived than CO2, is a much more efficient green house gas.

Self conscious about the fact that I am starting to sound like Chicken Little, I submit that the impact on global climate is probably the one that will hit the hardest and sooner(I believe) than anyone is predicting. There are fracking sites all over the world working at top speed every day. It's called a "tipping point" because the consequences come suddenly like a drunk tipping over backwards in his chair. The consequences of an unregulated drilling industry running wild around the world will be wide spread, devastating, and may include calamities yet un-dreamt of.

The problem is a lot of people(even here)don't care at all about fracking. I mean, they are shut-the-fuck-up-tired of hearing about it. Oil means self sufficiency and the maintenance of American power, not to mention jobs.  I am afraid this may be our Titanic moment. That fateful time when, deep down, everyone knows the shit is about to hit the fan. Only at the moment of truth do we realize that we are simply wearing galoshes when we really need a submarine.

8:42 PM PT: With a deep breath and a sigh, I am going out on a limb here. It may even be pointless to say, but I believe we will see a major climate event in the next year or two. This is a feeling stated without the necessary scientific rigorousness to be taken seriously. I base this feeling on changes in the  magnetic field strength and direction of the Earth and Sun along with the  level and duration of green house gas emissions from fracking and other sources.

Note that the Sun's magnetic field just flipped(every 11 years) and the current solar cycle is the weakest in 100 years. The Earth's magnetic field is also shifting(much more rare) which may have some effect on the flow of air currents as oxygen(20% of air) is para-magnetic.

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  •  Tip Jar (11+ / 0-)

    Peace, Love, and Prosperity. See more on the R. Crosby Lyles channel on YouTube.

    by Rich Lyles on Thu Mar 13, 2014 at 11:54:42 PM PDT

  •  when they finally set off "the Big one" there will (3+ / 0-)
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    marina, BlackSheep1, Rich Lyles

    be no way to recover "damages" from the corporations.*

    Earthquake California Waits For The Big One
    Boogy-boarding down a flight of stairs during an earthquake is not a wise thing to do. Just ask Jewel McGuinnes, 12, of Eureka, California.
    and here's what they're teaching in school these days:
    There is nothing that people can do to control the destructive power of an earthquake. But there are steps that we can take to limit the amount of damage and danger from an earthquake.

    Making building codes tougher is one way to limit damage. By requiring builders to use safer materials and construction methods, much of the damage from quakes can be prevented. Homeowners can make their homes safer during a quake by securing water heaters, cabinet doors, and gas lines.

    Again, it's always about the damages. How about prevention, not just maintenance or cure? Either way it'll cost ya an arm an' a leg.
    Stop Setting Them Off!!?
    *for example they're still fighting about this and MTBE was the issue when I was in high school 35 years ago. Will we never learn? Don't put nasty chemicals in the ground, by accident or on purpose.

    We are all pupils in the eyes of God.

    by nuclear winter solstice on Fri Mar 14, 2014 at 05:57:40 AM PDT

    •  Absolutely! It's a no-brain er. (1+ / 0-)
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      nuclear winter solstice

      No matter how deep the well is,  there is no way to be sure that what ever crap they are putting down there won't find it's way out. Even if there are safe methods of deep well injection, it's only as good as the oversight.

      Peace, Love, and Prosperity. See more on the R. Crosby Lyles channel on YouTube.

      by Rich Lyles on Fri Mar 14, 2014 at 07:47:33 PM PDT

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