Are Toxic Chemicals and Radiation in Your Drinking Water?
Toxic Chemicals and Radiation Exposure!
WV DEP, Office of Oil and Gas has been fully aware of the Wolf Creek water contamination issue since the public hearing in 2007, yet they continue to allow Danny Webb Construction, owner of the injection well(s) to do business as usual.
According to the federal EPA, hydraulic fracking wastewater contains toxic cancer causing chemicals, endocrine disruptors, as well as extremely high levels of TENORM (technically enhanced) Radiation. WV DEP OOG allowed this fracking waste to sit in large sediment pits in Lochgelly WV for several years, putting surrounding communities at an increased risk of getting CANCER!
Man-made chemicals such as Benzene, Diesel, Glycols, Potassium Bromide, Chloride, 4NQO, etc are commonly found in fracking wastewater. 4NQO is a man-made chemical given to lab rats to induce cancer! In April of 2013, WV enacted Senate Bill 243, which was introduced by Randy Huffman, head of WV DEP, to protect Fracking companies, by preventing the public from knowing the list of toxic chemicals used in fracking! Click here for TENORM Radiation Exposure. Click here for Water Quality & Senate Bill 243.
Poisoning of the drinking water supply with toxic chemicals is a state and federal crime, but in West Virginia, some state regulations are obviously NOT ENFORCED by the WV DEP. Many people believe that having more regulations won't do any good, since some politicians are heavily invested in the Gas/Fracking industry and WV has a long history of sacrificing public health for PROFIT.
WV passed Senate Bill 243, known as the Halliburton "Dirty-Secrets" Amendment in April 0f 2013. This state law protects the gas industry (instead of the people) by allowing Hydraulic Fracturing companies to keep secret the list of hundreds of chemicals used during the fracking process. Oddly enough, the bill was introduced by the head of WV DEP, Randy Huffman. Most people believe that this law was enacted because the public would not allow fracking (especially the disposal of frack waste) to take place in their state, if they knew what they might be exposed to. How's that for protecting the public?
Concerned health professionals believe that this WV state law prevents people who have been exposed to toxic fracking chemicals, through air and water pollution, from receiving the proper diagnosis and medical treatment they need. Save lives by contacting your state legislators and demanding the repeal of Senate Bill 243 "Dirty-Secrets Amendment Law".
Former governor, Joe Manchin appointed Randy Huffman as the Chief of WV DEP in 2008. Stepanie Timmermeyer served previously.
Are you okay with toxic cancer causing Fracking chemicals being stored or dumped in your community? Click here to read the article about the "Dirty Secret" law (Senate Bill 243) which was passed by West Virginia in April of 2013.
In March, Federal EPA regulators stepped in to revise a biennial report on impaired rivers and streams across West Virginia, after state officials -- citing a legislative mandate -- left more than 1,000 miles of polluted waterways off the list.
Duke Univerity and Baylor University express concern to WV DEP regarding water quality standards and the WV 303D List.
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WVU study: Gas drilling pits are potential hazards
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Fraccidents - West Virginia Water Resources at Stake
Click to view Fraccidents Map and site..
W.Va. House committe votes to weaken EPA selenium standard.
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EPA faces potential lawsuit over lax oversight
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Take a look at this list of recommendations send to Mr. Martin in 2010, to protect our streams from fracking wastewater.
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