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We said ‘no’ to fracking and fracking wastewater

Selected passages by the appeals sent in, are enough to show that we are being deceived. More to come later. If this appeal fails they have proposed to start dumping the toxic mix through the Debert Sewer system on May 31st, 2015. See the event scheduled here

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Bob Gloade:
He’s absolutely right! Since we don’t know what comprises 4% the wastewater, is… the Sewer Use Committee can’t make the claim that it’s safe — they simply don’t know.

West Col. Dev. Assoc:
The Association points out, it isn’t only going to contaminate the bay. There is more at risk.

Dr. Mary Lou Harley PhD:
Dr. Harley discovers there is a discrepancy in what AIS claims, and the lack of data to support it.

Doug Neil:
Doug tells us that Bromide has shown up in testing. Chronic toxicity from bromide can result in bromism, a syndrome with multiple neurological symptoms. Bromide toxicity can also cause a type of skin eruption.

Steve MacLellan:
Discovered that radium found in the solution is radioactive and has a shelf life of 1,600 years. It can accumulate in our bones and cause cancer

Donna Bagnell
Informs us that Duke University research shows that Reverse Osmosis does not remove all of the toxicity from wastewater.

Cobequid Interpretive Centre:
Based on a Stanford University study, wastewater, even after it has been treated, still has a heavy metal known as halides. This radioactive material impacts iodine levels in the human body and increases the risk of cancer and fibrocystic disease of the breast.

Joan Baxter:
Sat in on a council meeting in 2013 and witnessed Mr. Ramesh Ummat give a presentation to council that fracking wastewater posed no threat to anyone or the environment.

Harriet McCready:
Discusses the impact on tourism, fisheries, and the housing market, which would devastate the coastal communities.

Don Wilson:
Discusses how the chemicals can accumulate over time. The radioactive materials has a density 5 times greater than water and it will affect all plant life and aquatic life in the rivers and bay.

Fred Blois:
Maintains that the County and NS Environment have a responsibility to require AIS to identify all chemicals in the fracking waste, before and after treatment.

Meetings like this have taken place all across Nova Scotia. In Colchester County we said ‘no’ in 2013, and now they are forcing us to debate it again. Watch the video below to see a common reaction from everyday citizens to these problems. This video clip is from the Nova Scotia Fracking Review July 28 Public session in Whycocomagh Cape Breton Island.