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  • Title: FrackingResearch.org
    Descriptive info: .. Fracking.. Research.. org.. The website of the Fracking Research and Information Centre, Sligo, Ireland.. What you really need to know.. Homepage.. The Report.. Your Say.. News.. Image Gallery.. About Us.. Contact Us.. 1.. 2.. 3.. What is Fracking?.. Hydraulic fracturing (fracking) is a technique that allows for the exploitation of methane gas from unconventional sources.. Unconventional sources are rock layers deep underground in which the gas does not occur in a large bubble, but is dispersed in very small pore spaces and fractures throughout the rock.. To release it, the rock needs to be cracked, in a process called hydraulic fracturing or fracking.. The main targets for this process are coal bed methane (in layers of coal), tight gas (in sandstone) and shale gas (in shale or mud rock).. To enable this process, drilling pads with 8-16 wells are constructed.. To reach the rock layer, first a vertical well is drilled.. The drilling then continues horizontally, generally for about one-and-a-half kilometers through the rock layer.. The wellbore is lined with concrete, in which small holes are drilled.. The rock is then cracked by explosions using a perforating gun.. Fracking fluid is pumped into the well under high pressure to enlarge the cracks in the rock and release the gas or oil.. Once the well is depressurized, 40% to 60% of the fracking fluid is forced back up the pipe.. After that, the gas freely flows to the surface and is captured.. It is then treated (if necessary) and transported via tankers or pipelines to be sold.. Why is it controversial?.. Oil and gas companies say hydraulic fracturing is perfectly safe and has been practised safely in many countries for over 60 years.. However, fracking on a larger scale, based on a combination of slick-water-based fracturing techniques and horizontal drilling, has only been around since 2005.. This technology has led to operating models that are increasingly challenged, mostly  ...   the gas companies or that of the anti-fracking action groups.. We aim to write a balanced report to enable an informed discussion on the economic, environmental and social effects of hydraulic fracturing, so people can make informed decisions on whether this process should be allowed in Ireland or not.. Rate Us!.. Dont forget to rate this site by clicking the social network buttons at the top of our home page.. Thank you for your support.. Recent Reports.. The Realities of Fracking, presentation on the 22/02/2012 in the Clarion Hotel, Sligo.. Briefing to Pat Rabitte by concerned citizens from the Northwest(2mb, PDF).. European parliament: Impacts of shale gas and shale oil extraction on the environment and on human health.. F Gény: Can Unconventional gas be a game changer in European gas markets?.. RW Howard: Methane and the greenhouse-gas footprint of natural gas from shale formations.. JD Hughes: Will natural gas fuel America in the 21st century?.. US House of Representatives: Chemicals used in hydraulic fracturing.. US Environmental protection Agency: Investigation of Ground Water Contamination near Pavillion, Wyoming.. Desmogblog.. Duke report.. External Links.. Fracking Free Ireland.. G.. E.. A.. I.. Fermanagh Fracking Awareness.. Licensing authority Republic of Ireland.. Licensing authority Northern Ireland.. Irish Environmental Protection Agency.. Tamboran Resources.. Enegioil.. American Environmental Protection Agency.. Video.. Battle for wetzel county.. Gasland.. Gas and geothermal wells.. Is extraction of shale gas by fracking safe?.. Are there any studies showing frack water leaks?.. Does shale fracking cause pollution?.. If a frack water spill should occur, what would the long term effects be?.. What compounds are used to frack shale?.. About us.. The Fracking Research and Information Centre is a group of (currently) 8 researchers, based in the Northwest of Ireland.. The aim of the group is to carry out independent and unbiased research into all aspects of hydraulic.. Click here to read more.. Useful Links.. Find us on.. website created by.. www.. webheadz.. ie..

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  • Title: FrackingResearch.org
    Descriptive info: What you really need to know.. We have written a preliminary report on the effects that shale gas extraction by means of hydraulic fracturing may have if it is allowed to go ahead in the Republic of Ireland.. This report can be downloaded.. here.. and will be updated regularly as we find out more details.. This is the second edition of the report, which reflects ongoing research.. To make it easier to track the changes for people who have read the first edition, all newly added information is added in.. blue.. This report is intended as a first attempt to summarize the effects that shale gas exploitation may have on the Irish environment and economy.. It is meant as a discussion document and as a basis for further research in these fields.. Currently, three companies hold a Licensing Option in Ireland to research if there are viable gas reserves under Irish soil.. If successful, they intend to use hydraulic fracturing ('fracking') to exploit these resources.. Gas companies point out that it is perfectly safe, while environmentalists and action groups stress the negative effects and accidents.. On top of that, there are no Irish or European regulations specifically for hydraulic fracturing.. To ensure that these different  ...   Ireland, there should be a mandatory Life Cycle Analysis of new projects including an Environmental Impact Analysis.. Only a full cost/benefit analysis provides a proper base for a judgement about the relevance of individual projects and their justification.. To understand how we came to these recommendations, please read the full report.. The report contains information on the following subjects:.. Who has licences in Ireland and what are the terms and conditions?.. An introduction to shale gas extraction by means of hydraulic fracturing.. The effects on the Irish environment, specifically:.. How much space will be needed?.. How likely is it to cause earthquakes?.. How likely is it to cause water and air pollution?.. The use and effects of fracking sand.. Greenhouse gas emissions and Ireland's obligations under the Kyoto protocol.. The economic effects of shale gas extraction in Ireland, specifically:.. The effect on our roads.. The effects on tourism and agriculture.. How many jobs will it provide?.. How much gas will we get out of this?.. Will it bring in local and national revenue and markets?.. International financial markets and the economic viability of shale gas extraction.. Regulation of the process in Ireland.. Our conclusions and recommendations.. References.. To download the full report,.. Click here(691kbs, PDF)..

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    Descriptive info: Please leave a comment.. Select Language.. English.. German.. Greek.. Portuguese (BR).. Russian.. Name.. E-mail.. (Will not appear online).. Title.. Comment.. To prevent automated Bots form spamming, please enter the text you see in the image below in the appropriate input box.. Your comment will only be submitted if the strings match.. Please ensure that your browser supports and accepts cookies, or your comment cannot be verified correctly.. Comments (19).. ex recovery system.. very good amazing article.. #19 -.. - 05/24/2013 - 12:39.. descent post.. Yes, we need to be worried about hydraulic fracturing.. Environmentalists say that hydraulic fracturing, also known as Fracking , could be harmful to the wildlife and scenery that the humans have so hardly tried to preserve.. This could end millions of species within days.. #18 -.. pedestrianaccident-lawyer.. com.. - 04/02/2013 - 12:18.. Hydraulic Fracturing.. I am geology student and was searching for the Hydraulic fracturing.. I can t thank you more for providing this information.. The review is interesting.. I will take p[art in the survey.. Expecting more interesting topics from you.. Thanks.. #17 -.. go to this site.. - 03/25/2013 - 12:23.. very interesting.. This amazing post is worth everyone s attention.. When do I get more information.. #16 -.. muhasebe program?.. - 03/20/2013 - 15:53.. thanks for all.. Wow, that s what I was searching for, what a data! present here at this weblog, thanks admin of this web site.. #15 -.. how to stop panic attacks.. - 03/20/2013 - 15:51.. very good information.. Informative article, just what I needed.. #14 -.. kurumsal seo.. - 03/20/2013 - 15:50.. fracking poll.. please vote and comment about fracking using this link.. http://www.. opinionfreaks.. com/userPolls.. php?poll_id=361 title=Is-Hydraulic-fracturing-damaging-the-environment.. #.. UOtG_XddykY.. #13 -.. ronan.. - 01/07/2013 - 22:08.. gestion patrimoine immobilier.. The answer is yes, definitely!.. #12 -.. immobilier entreprise.. - 01/03/2013 - 12:32.. re: Yes.. For a great reason I choose yes.. #11 -.. dissertation writing service.. - 12/11/2012 - 10:00.. The UCD  ...   to suppress it.. This would be an important document for the government and EPA to read before making any decisions on fracking, as it has the latest information.. For more information about the controversy see.. cbc.. ca/news/canada/new-brunswick/story/2012/10/06/nb-health-report.. html.. #9 - ron beemster - 10/16/2012 - 15:03.. Proponents of hydraulic fracturing argue that fracking has several benefits, including an environmental benefit.. #8 -.. research papers.. - 10/16/2012 - 11:52.. good work.. amazing and gg work , interesting pages good.. #7 -.. kad?köy çiçek.. - 10/09/2012 - 12:14.. Good books.. very good site amazing thanks for this.. #6 -.. How get your ex back.. - 09/16/2012 - 13:38.. Yes, I guess.. I guess yes, we should.. Worry for them but don t overreact.. #5 -.. Fashion.. - 09/01/2012 - 04:24.. plywood fiyatlar?.. good poll , i voted for this poll.. #4 -.. - 06/25/2012 - 10:55.. çiçek gönder.. very good website thanks for all.. #3 -.. - 06/25/2012 - 10:54.. Animal and Human Health Impacts from Gas Drilling: Peer-reviewed Study.. http://protectingourwaters.. wordpress.. com/2012/01/23/animal-and-human-health-impacts-from-gas-drilling-peer-reviewed-study/.. #2 - brian - 03/04/2012 - 15:35.. Firstly, France and Bulgaria have both banned fracking.. Secondly, Tamboran speak of the gas reservoirs, but these are not reservoirs as we know them, we are just blowing up rock underground to get gas.. This is totally unlike a normal reservoir and much more invasive.. Finally, in an overall context we need to look at whether it is right to go to such extraordinary lengths to get fossil fuels.. Fracking has come about because conventional reservoirs are largely exploited.. We need to move to carbon free fuels while we have the resources to do.. Fracking is like a smoker trying to get one last puff by gouging a hole in his trachea.. Its madness.. #1 - Brian - 02/14/2012 - 21:08.. This comment form is powered by.. GentleSource.. Comment Script.. It can be included in PHP or HTML files and allows visitors to leave comments on the website..

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    Descriptive info: Public health and shale gas,.. Public health and shale gas, a presentation by Dr.. Eilish Cleary, Chief Medical Officer of Health, New Brunswick, Canada.. (02/07/2013).. Read article.. Talk on Managing the risks of fraccing for shale gas extraction.. Prof.. Peter Styles, Keele University, gave a talk in Dublin on Wednesday 28.. th.. November  ...   one of our associates.. (12/06/2012).. Briefing for the Members of the Oireachtas on 14/02/2012.. In the second of a series of Briefings to Members of the Oireachtas, organized by Senator Susan O Keeffe, Tamboran Resources Pty Ltd gave a presentation on the 14.. of February 2012.. The Briefing was attended by 44 people.. (02/21/2012)..

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    Descriptive info: The aim of the group is to carry out independent and unbiased research into all aspects of hydraulic fracturing, and to inform the government, licensing authorities, gas companies and the general public of our findings, to allow all parties in Ireland to be fully informed about this process.. To achieve this, we read articles and reports about fracking and talk to interested parties.. , and will be updated regularly as we find out more details.. We are not an action group,  ...   members have their own opinions on hydraulic fracturing (we have both proponents and opponents to the process, as well as people who have not made up their minds yet), but as a group we aim to be totally impartial.. We will carefully read and evaluate all material that we find or that anybody sends us, and incorporate it into our reports if appropriate.. Please reference all material that you may wish to send us.. We can be contacted by email at.. frackingresearch@hotmail..

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    Descriptive info: Fields marked with.. *.. are required.. Full Name.. Email Address.. Telephone Number.. Your Message.. We will not share any of your informaition!.. If you have any questions about the report or about fracking in general, you can contact us directly.. But please read the report first, in case the answer is there already.. And as we are doing this in our scarce spare time, please allow a few days for the answers.. Thank you..

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    Descriptive info: Should we be worried about Hydraulic Fracturing?.. Select your answer.. Yes.. No.. Not sure.. Enter e-mail.. (.. Display results.. )..

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  • Title: Public health and shale gas, -
    Descriptive info: Date: 02/07/2013.. On 28 January 2013, the Fermanagh Fracking Awareness Network (FFAN) organised a presentation in the Killyhevlin Hotel, Enniskillen.. The main speaker was Dr.. Eilish Cleary, Chief Medical Officer of Health, New Brunswick, Canada, the author of.. Chief Medical Officer of Health s Recommendations Concerning Shale Gas Development in New Brunswick.. The full text of this report is available at.. gnb.. ca.. The meeting was chaired by Karl O Dolan of FFAN and consisted of 4 parts:.. An opening speech by Dr.. Gary McFarlane, director of the Chartered Institute of Environmental Health.. The presentation by Dr.. Eilish Cleary.. A Question and Answer session.. A closing speech by Dr.. John Graham, health issues researcher.. The complete meeting was filmed and will be available on the FFAN website.. frackaware.. , approximately from 7 February.. McFarlane, in his opening speech, pointed out that health is more than just the absence of disease, but consists of all aspects of the quality of our lives.. He said that there are conflicting opinions on fracking, because there is much confusion and a lack of information, as well as conflicting legal requirements in different countries.. Fracking has direct effects (water, air and noise pollution and earthquakes) as well as indirect effects (on jobs, food, tourism), and because there is much that we don t know about these effects, it is wise to apply the Precautionary Principle.. The economic considerations of fracking are small compared to those of agrifood and tourism, and even though gas is said to be cleaner than oil or coal, it is still a fossil fuel.. There are interdependencies between the environment and health, and a Health Impact Assessment (HIA) is needed as much as an Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) before fracking commences.. Due to the uneven distribution of incomes and risks of fracking, health inequalities can be exacerbated.. Eilish Cleary s presentation consisted of three parts: an introduction to Public Health, an introduction to fracking, and the recommendations from her report.. The Canadian province of New Brunswick is about the size of Ireland, but less populated.. Its government has agreed to start fracking for shale gas, which is mostly still in the exploratory stage.. In the USA and some other parts of Canada, fracking has been done for the last 10 years in its current form (multi-well pads, horizontal drilling and multi-stage fracking).. The key questions that informed her research were:.. Does shale gas have a net benefit for human health or does it cause net harm?.. How can we minimize the risks and maximize the benefits to human health?.. The functions of the Office of Public Health consist of monitoring, protecting and promoting the health of the population as a whole, preventing disease and preparing for and responding to emergencies.. The prerequisites for health consist of environmental, social and economic factors (including peace, shelter, education, food, income, a stable ecosystem, justice and sustainable resources), and we need to focus on all three elements for a sustainable system.. Health hazards need to be identified, and their risk and the risk of exposure to them assessed and managed.. The risk management process consists of prevention, mitigation, response and remediation/recovery.. It is cheaper to prevent the damage than to clean it up afterwards.. After a very brief introduction to fracking she went on to say there was no solution yet for the disposal of waste water, but al other aspects of fracking also have to be looked at (trucking, drilling, etc.. ) and their risks assessed.. In the event of an accident, the pathways of human exposure to contaminants can be mapped out (through air, soil, water, food, breast milk, in utero via ingestion, inhalation or skin contact), and the health effects assessed.. The exposure risk depends also on the location of the wellpad: people will be more exposed to risk if the pad is located within a town than when it is in the wood.. Communities have to plan for mitigation of the risks.. The reason Dr.. Cleary wrote the report.. Chief Medical Officer of Health s Recommendations Concerning Shale Gas Development in New Brunswick was that we don t know much about these risks and how likely they are to happen.. Regulation of the fracking industry (and other industries) usually only contains rules for protecting the environment (EIA).. The assumption behind this was that this would automatically protect human health.. But there are more aspects to health, and therefore a Health Impact Assessment is necessary.. This is part of a community approach to planning and demands more forward thinking.. As the New Brunswick government have already decided to go ahead with fracking, the objectives of this report are: to identify measures that will allow for a net benefit to human health, to provide information to the public, as not much good information is available and to start a conversation on the acceptability of the risks.. The report is not a series of rules for the industry, and is not an overview of the health risks of fracking.. Cleary identified a large number of significant data gaps in our knowledge of the effects of fracking on human health: there is no standard approach to the social impacts, no HIA, no baseline population health studies, no information  ...   reported.. Chemicals used should be disclosed.. The Precautionary Principle must be used.. This was countered by the argument that many people in fracking areas know what has happened and have documented this, but the industry is calling the shots.. Fracking without chemicals is impossible, even Chesapeake has admitted they can only reduce the chemicals by 25%.. The report is meant to minimize the impacts of fracking, but should ideally be implemented before a decision is made to allow fracking.. Some recommendations would take decades to be implemented in Ireland.. Even then regulation is only a tool, a set of rules for the industry, and a small part of what is needed.. Cleary s opinion is that it is important to regard fracking as a business case: does it make sense and are the rewards greater than the risks? The report is meant to open up the discussion.. It was funded by the government of New Brunswick, who accepted it as written and didn t alter it, although they were not happy with it, because she asked questions and drew attention to non-discussed items.. The government is now assessing this report, which is the only one of its type in the world.. The team that wrote the report consists of herself as Chief Medical Officer of Health and a number of her staff, who as medical doctors have the ethical duty to protect and promote health in the community.. The New Brunswick experience with shale gas is new and a pilot project has been proposed to gather data.. This is currently being discussed.. The Irish EPA are conducting research and have set up a steering group, which does not contain anybody with health experience.. It is important to have health professionals in this group.. People should write to public representatives to get this accomplished.. The study should incorporate life cycle and cumulative effects.. EIAs and HIAs are only done for individuals projects (each individual wellpad) but not for the cumulative effect, and not for the very long period after the wellpads have been decommissioned but the underground processes are still continuing.. Once you know the size of a project, you can find the specific information.. Tamboran is aiming for 60 wellpads with 1500 wells to be built over a period of 15 years.. A number of people attacked Dr.. Cleary on her refusal to state whether she was for or against fracking.. She stated that she didn t know enough about all the effects, both positive and negative, to have an opinion.. In New Brunswick the decision has been made and the debate has become political.. We need to look at all the impacts, and it is important not to take sides.. It is important to give information in a way that it has maximum impact.. A majority must decide whether or not it will go ahead.. A number of people against fracking called for a ban, and for people to get organized better to effect this.. Then no regulation would be needed.. FFAN was criticized for calling a meeting to condition people to regulation on fracking, rather than a ban.. Chairman O Dolan replied to this that FFAN is here to inform people of the different aspects of fracking, so we can be prepared.. It was stated that companies have all the power and the government has decided to go ahead with fracking.. People can only make a difference if they speak up and organize.. In his closing speech, Dr John Graham reiterated that much emphasis had been put on the environmental impacts but not on the health impacts of fracking.. To affect government policy, evidence is needed, and a research programme should be established to gather this evidence.. It is important to get baseline information, which can be done by the Public Health Observatory, which is established all over Ireland.. A community-based and trusted HIA should be put in place.. Some of the toxological effects may take a long time, but sociological effects will appear faster.. Report by Brigit and Ron Beemster, for the Fracking Research and Information Centre.. Back.. Previous:.. Comments (3).. Carroll O'Dolan, chairman of FFAN, asked us to replace the sentence 'Chairman O'Dolan replied to this that FFAN is here to inform people of the different aspects of fracking so that we can be prepared.. ' with the following, which more accurately reflects what he actually said on the evening; 'Chairman O'Dolan stated that that his position and that of FFAN is that fracking should not go ahead, but to achieve this end we need to inform the public of all the issues and different aspects of fracking so that we can be prepared.. It is up to the public to decide what they want and if they do not want fracking then they need to act.. '.. #1.. - Ron Beemster - 02/16/2013 - 12:50.. Likewise, the FFAN website editor asked us to say that that for technical reasons it will take a while before the video of the event is available.. It will be available via the FFAN website www.. com as soon as possible.. #2.. - Ron Beemster - 02/16/2013 - 12:58.. ( _ )O*¯`·.. ¸.. ·´¯`°Q( _ ).. #3.. -.. Pozycjonowanie stron.. - 05/24/2013 - 20:40..

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  • Title: Talk on Managing the risks of fraccing for shale gas extraction -
    Descriptive info: Date: 12/06/2012.. Peter Styles, Keele University:.. Introduced as having worked on induced earthquakes in mining, landslides and glacial instability; plate interactions in Patagonia; gold working; and cave systems.. Now works on fraccing research.. He has given the this talk on 18 different occasions in 6 different countries in 2012.. Talk.. Although the talk was supposedly about managing the risks of fraccing for shale gas extraction Prof.. Styles spent most of the allotted time talking about other forms of energy and the risks/disadvantages inherent in them.. He discussed all these in the context of global warming and increasing energy dependence of the UK on foreign energy markets.. Thus when fraccing was introduced to the narrative approximately 40 min into the talk it was presented as a solution to the UK s future energy needs.. His talk was well prepared, witty and well-delivered if a little simplistic and transparent.. He painted a picture of a growing energy need and dwindling supply.. Wind energy was presented as inefficient (on a windy day gas powered plants have to be partially shut down to avoid overloading the network.. They run less efficiently and their CO2 emissions increase apparently), coal power plants are being shut down because of more stringent EU regulations and nuclear power plants have been shut down in Germany since the Fukishima disaster.. He poured scorn on this arguing that an earthquake/tsunami was not going to happen in Germany and the shut down was therefore an overreaction.. Moreover he maintained that EU dependence on Russian gas carried significant risks and represented a new Cold War.. Henceforth he referred to Russia as the Soviet Union.. Presumably this was a tactic to sow fear about gas extracted using more conventional/traditional  ...   happened had shale gas extraction technologies had come on line 10 years earlier.. He also argued that it was reckless to be dependent on the Soviet Union given the untapped shale gas potential.. He then discussed fraccing in detail for the first time.. He mentioned Tamboran for the first time and some of his slides, diagrams of what a fraccing well looks like, had the heading Tamboran and source: Tamboran in the bottom right hand corner.. He compared the chemicals in fraccing fluid to washing up liquid and argued that washing a car was as harmful to the aquifer being only 100m above as fraccing which is 3000m below.. (in the Q A this was challenged, it emerged that single well might use 3 million gallons as opposed to 10 when washing a car).. He played down the danger posed by seismic events arguing that only certain magnitude events are dangerous and these can be avoided by leaving the fraccing fluid in the bedding planes for a shorter period, fraccing at a deeper depth and avoiding fraccing in areas with significant background seismicity.. He proposed a traffic light system where different magnitude events trigger different responses (e.. g.. 0-0.. 5 pump out water for 3-6 hours, 0.. 5 stop).. In conclusion he argued that we have no other choice.. In Q A he was very confrontational, he was evasive and contemptuous of certain audience members.. When asked about Tamboran the mediator tried to intervene and said he was not there to represent them yet he had used material provided by Tamboran.. There was wine, a selection cheese, crackers and grapes beforehand.. Very nice wine.. One wonders who footed the bill for the wine.. Next:.. Comments (0)..

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