NY State Hides Report Concluding Fracking Safe

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    NY State Hides Report Concluding Fracking Safe





    by John Sexton
    3 Jan 2013

    A leaked New York state analysis says fracking is safe technology which will not cause dangerous water contamination.

    Governor Andrew Cuomo has been studying the issue of fracking in NY state for four years now. His administration seemed poised to finally approve some use of the drilling technique last year, but at the last moment he caved to pressure from environmental groups and restarted the regulatory process.

    The New York Times reported Thursday that a leaked report produced by the state concluded nearly a year ago that fracking is safe technology. While the Times does not appear to have published the 8-page analysis, it offers quotes which sound conclusive on the issue: "By implementing the proposed mitigation measures the Department expects that human chemical exposures during normal HVHF [fracking] operations will be prevented or reduced below levels of significant health concern."

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    Hell Fracking Yeah!
     
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    Granny says one o' these days dat frackin' gonna hit a earthquake fault an' split the world in two...
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