Noise pollution from fracking may harm human health

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HEALTH REPORT noise

http://news.berkeley.edu/story_jump/noise-pollution-from-fracking-may-harm-human-health/

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Noise pollution from fracking may harm human health

Fracking creates noise at levels high enough to harm the health of people living nearby, according to the first peer-reviewed study to analyze the potential public health impacts of ambient noise related to fracking.
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Concerned Health Professionals Ireland call for frac ban

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Signed for the Republic of Ireland

Coverage in Sligo today: http://www.sligotoday.ie/details.php?id=40755

UPDATED Concerned Health Professionals Ireland call for frac ban: ‘Extremely strong” evidence fracking harms human health

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healthToxins found in fracking fluids and wastewater, study shows

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healthToxins found in fracking fluids and wastewater, study shows

http://news.yale.edu/2016/01/06/toxins-found-fracking-fluids-and-wastewater-study-shows

In an analysis of more than 1,000 chemicals in fluids used in and created by hydraulic fracturing (fracking), Yale School of Public Health researchers found that many of the substances have been linked to reproductive and developmental health problems, and the majority had undetermined toxicity due to insufficient information.

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EU’s ‘trade secret’ protection risks health, environment and freedom!

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EU’s ‘trade secret’ protection risks health, environment and freedom!

http://www.theecologist.org/blogs_and_comments/commentators/2850660/eus_trade_secret_protection_risks_health_environment_and_freedom.html

A new Trade Secrets law to be voted on next week by the European Parliament threatens a massive clampdown on journalists and whistle-blowers, write Anne Friel & Anaïs Berthier, giving corporations the right to sue those who disclose private information even in the public interest to protect health, safety and environment.

In the UK, fracking sharply divides opinions and communities. It is a lesson in the profound impact that industry can have on public health and the environment.

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‘EXPERT’ REPORT THAT PERSUADED DOCTORS TO OPPOSE FRACKING WRITTEN BY ACTIVIST

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http://www.breitbart.com/london/2015/03/31/expert-report-that-persuaded-doctors-to-oppose-fracking-written-by-activist/

(…)The spokesman added that Mr Hill is not an official EU advisor and not entitled to use such a title. Likewise, a letter seen by Guido confirmed that “Mr Hill is not an advisor to DECC,” whilst it transpired that he has merely made a submission to the Royal Society.

Ironically considering his trumped up anti-fracking credentials, Mr Hill was also found by Guido to have once applied to Cuadrilla for a job, writing “I have never been opposed to fracking. Just to no fracking regulation. (…)

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Rathlin Energy breached environmental permits 19 times at Holderness site

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Rathlin Energy breached environmental permits 19 times at Holderness site

http://www.hulldailymail.co.uk/Rathlin-Energy-breached-environmental-permits-19/story-26107393-detail/story.html

By Hull Daily Mail  |  Posted: March 03, 2015

UNDER SCRUTINY: Rathlin Energy UK's West Newton has breached its Environment Agency permit 19 times. Picture: Simon Renilson

 UNDER SCRUTINY: Rathlin Energy breached Environment Agency permit 19 times at site near Hornsea.
A COMPANY carrying out oil and gas exploration breached its Environment Agency (EA) permit at its Holderness site on 19 occasions.The agency says inspectors identified the breaches at Rathlin Energy UK’s site at West Newton, near Hornsea.Fourteen of the breaches have been dealt with by means of advice, guidance or warnings.The others, which include a breach of an odour management plan, are still under investigation.

Meanwhile, Health and Safety Executive (HSE) officials are also investigating allegations of unsafe work practices.In a statement, an agency spokesman said: “The Environment Agency is continuing to investigate Rathlin’s operation at West Newton in East Yorkshire, where the company carried out exploratory drilling in 2014.

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Rathlin Energy’s drilling site in East Yorks breached eight environmental permit conditions in three months

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February 5, 2015
http://drillordrop.com/2015/02/05/investigation-what-went-wrong-at-west-newton/

Investigation: What went wrong at West Newton?

The West Newton exploratory petroleum well in East Yorkshire made national headlines last September when neighbours complained about a foul smell coming from the site.

But an investigation byDrillOrDrop.com reveals this was just one of a series of problems facing West Newton over the summer and early autumn of 2014.

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CANSA – report Africa, fracking and cancer

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http://www.cansa.org.za/files/2015/01/CANSA-Fact-Sheet-Position-Statement-Hydraulic-Fracturing-Dec-2014.pdf