2011 frack why the concern

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Presentation given to interested citizens in Truro on hydraulic fracturing. Hydraulic fracturing waste from New Brunswick is being treated in Debert, NS while the province reviews this technology. Photos are from the river where the waste is discharged

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2011 frack why the concern

  1. 1. Fracking Nova Scotia: Why we should be concerned<br />Presentation by Heidi Verheul<br />Sierra Club Canada Atlantic Chapter<br />Thursday, July 21, 2011 7-9pm<br />Visitor Information Centre<br />
  2. 2. Agenda<br />(5 min) Introduction<br />(25 min) CBC’s Land & Sea “NB Gas” <br />(30 min) What is happening in NS? <br />(30 min) Discussion<br />(30 min) What do we do about it?<br />
  3. 3. Why the Concern?<br />1. This waste is toxic and potentially<br /> radioactive.<br />2. If NS is conducting a review on <br />hydraulic fracturing, why are we <br />accepting waste from this industry<br /> from other provinces?<br />3. The risks associated with hydraulic<br />fracturing are real and based on <br />science. <br />
  4. 4. Toxic in, Toxic Out<br />The Endocrine Disruption Exchange (TEDX)<br />www.endocrinedisruption.com/files/Multistatesummary1-27-11Final.pdf page 3.<br />
  5. 5. https://www.agronomy.org/publications/jeq/abstracts/40/4/1340<br />
  6. 6. Radioactivity?<br />Fracking sand used in New Brunswick are known to contain radioactive beads.<br />Fracking Sand Spill in NB in 2006:<br />http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/new-brunswick/story/2006/10/02/nb-spill.html<br />Rock formations in New Brunswick and Nova Scotia are known to contain uranium and radon. <br />
  7. 7. Location of Site in Reference to Debert Tim Hortons<br />
  8. 8. Location of Site Near Homes<br />
  9. 9. Location of Debert Municipal Waste Water in Reference to Debert Tim Hortons<br />
  10. 10. Where the Chiganois River Empties into the Bay of Fundy<br />
  11. 11. Hydraulic Fracturing has already occurred in Nova Scotia<br />Stealth Ventures in Stellarton <br />in 2006<br />http://t0.gstatic.com/images?q=tbn:ANd9GcRmDBVBeHa6CuIY6JAN—<br />5ZtpE5eMn9RcRh38ygZ5D_ck7vFAGM<br />Elmworth Energy (Triangle Petroleum) in Windsor Block in 2009<br />
  12. 12. Onshore Leases<br />http://www.gov.ns.ca/energy/resources/RA/maps/onshore-petroleum-agreements.pdf<br />
  13. 13. The risks are real and scientifically documented.<br />
  14. 14. Sierra Club Canada Atlantic Chapter’s Position<br />Nova Scotia should stop handling hydraulic fracturing waste from New Brunswick (and elsewhere).<br />Legislated ban on hydraulic fracturing in all of the Atlantic Provinces.<br />Investment in energy conservation, sustainable transportation options, and community based renewable energy sources moving towards a sustainable<br />healthy economy.<br />
  15. 15. Many Questions, <br />Few Answers, <br />& Lots of Discussion<br />
  16. 16. What Can I do?<br />1. Plan a simple community event for August 1 (Day of FrAction!) and let us know about it.<br />atlantic.sierraclub.ca/en/fraction<br />2. Participate in No Frack Fridays, an <br />ongoing twitter demo (#nofrackfri)<br />Search: No Frack Fridays<br />3. Support community organizations, <br />financially or with your time & energy.<br />Sierra Club Canada <br /> Atlantic Canada Chapter<br /> MAARS (Maritime Aboriginal<br /> Aquatic Resources Secretariate)<br /> Living Earth Council<br />
  17. 17. Thank You!<br />Franz, Roger & Joshua (MAARS)<br />David &Andrea (LEC) <br />Gordon & Pam (Visitor Information Centre)<br />Cicely for the signs from Tatamagouche<br />And to you for coming out this evening.<br />(All the photos in this presentation were taken of the <br />Chiganois River, of its tributaries, or of life on its banks.)<br />

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