Fracking Our Food Supply

Read the article by Elizabeth Royte in the December 17, 2012 edition of The Nation

Excerpt: “In Louisiana, seventeen cows died after an hour’s exposure to spilled fracking fluid. (Most likely cause of death: respiratory failure.) In north central Pennsylvania, 140 cattle were exposed to fracking wastewater when an impoundment was breached. Approximately seventy cows died; the remainder produced eleven calves, of which only three survived. In western Pennsylvania, an overflowing waste pit sent fracking chemicals into a pond and a pasture where pregnant cows grazed: half their calves were born dead.”

Before & After: Bakken Cattle
Cattle on the Schilke ranch in North Dakota, before and after fracking on neighboring land. –from The Nation article

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