Miranda Mills, Mount Burrell
Metgasco’s Peter Henderson would have us believe that the contamination of water, land and air is not linked to gas mining. However the US report making this claim has been discredited.
Professor Groat, responsible for this report, had to resign from his position at the University of Texas for failing to disclose his conflict of interest. He lost his reputation and his job, but he received US$1.5 million from the drilling company.
If toxic chemicals are pumped into the groundwater, then how could that water not be contaminated? If toxic chemicals are exploded under the ground for the purpose of cracking the ground to release methane, then how could the air not be contaminated?
If you want to find out for yourself, take a trip to Tara and catch a breath of gas flu.
To read the details of the university’s finding against the report go to: http://stateimpact.npr.org/texas/2012/12/06/review-of-ut-fracking-study-finds-failure-to-disclose-conflict-of-interest/.