An original investigative report by Earth Focus and UK’s Ecologist Film Unit looks at the risks of natural gas development in the Marcellus Shale. From toxic chemicals in drinking water to unregulated interstate dumping of potentially radioactive waste that experts fear can contaminate water supplies in major population centers including New York City, are the health consequences worth the economic gains?
If you are watching this as a UK citizen, wanting to know about fracking, be aware that as you view this documentary, in the UK, local population densities mean many of us could end up with gas extraction near our homes or those of family members. The Government has the mineral rights here in the UK, so there’s no compensating pot of gold for the potential deadly problems. Let them start in your neighbourhood and its probably a question of who moves out first.