(not satire – it’s the UK today!)
Obviously – with the coalition government having given the go-ahead for further fracking and even the previously sceptical Lib Dems now supporting it – here in the UK we won’t be hearing much about a new report by researchers at the University of Texas which has found high levels of poisonous arsenic contamination in ground water occurring in close proximity to fracking sites.
The researchers – working in their own time – found elevated levels of arsenic and other heavy metals in groundwater near natural gas fracking sites in Texas’ Barnett Shale.
Likewise, for precisely the same reasons, we probably won’t be hearing much about another report either – this time by the US National Institute of Occupational Safety and Health which shows there is strong evidence linking fracking sites with lung cancer.
Still – never mind. What’s a spot of lung cancer here and there and a bit of arsenic in the public drinking water when your mates are going to be making so much money from it you’ll be on permanent holiday abroad and drinking champagne instead, eh?
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