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Fracking–Britain’s Next Revolution by Lesley Docksey

by Lesley Docksey
Writer, Dandelion Salad
August 21, 2013

Balcombe, UK

Image by Push Europe via Flickr

‘Water, water everywhere,
Nor any drop to drink.’
– Samuel Taylor Coleridge: The Rime of the Ancient Mariner

At long last Britain is discussing and objecting to fracking – or we would be if the general public had access to accurate information.  As it is, Prime Minister David Cameron is going all out to promote a country-wide embrace of shale gas.

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Japanese Govt Admits Several Hundred Tons of Radioactive Water Leaking Into The Ocean Everyday (#Fukushima)

IAEA Experts at Fukushima (02813336)

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MOXNEWSd0tC0M on Aug 7, 2013

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What!? A Charismatic, Public Drinking Water Manager by Ralph Nader

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by Ralph Nader
The Nader Page
July 24, 2013

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In contrast to years of serious underinvestment in America’s public drinking water works that has invited takeover drives by large corporations hustling city governments, George S. Hawkins, general manager of the District of Columbia Water and Sewer Authority, or DC Water for short, is leading a comeback in the nation’s Capital. A career environmentalist, Mr. Hawkins, in just nineteen months on the job, has brought immense energy, vision, and ambitious, overdue plans to the forefront. Consequently, people are calling this public servant the rarest of names – a charismatic leader.

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Gasland 2 + Josh Fox on Gasland Part 2, the Fracking-Earthquake Link & the Natural Gas Industry’s Use of Psyops

American Gasland

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http://www.gaslandthemovie.com/

Updated: July 24, 2013

A Partial Peek At Gasland Part II (no longer available)

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Fukushima is Still SNAFU + Fukushima Radiation Leaks Rise Sharply by William Boardman

by William Boardman
Guest Writer, Dandelion Salad
Originally published on readersupportednews.org, July 7, 2013
July 13, 2013

Testing Radiation in Fish at Fukushima Agricultural Cooperative Center

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More than two years after the initial meltdowns, Fukushima is still SNAFU

The first thing to know about the danger from the radioactive mass remaining in the three reactors that melted down at Fukushima is that nobody knows how much radioactive material there is, nobody knows how much uranium and plutonium it contains, and nobody knows how to make it safe – so no one knows how great the continuing danger is.

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Egypt’s “Dam Stupid” Threats to Ethiopia by Finian Cunningham

by Finian Cunningham
Writer, Dandelion Salad
East Africa
Crossposted from PressTV
June 14, 2013

Ethiopia’s parliament this week voted to push ahead with the country’s controversial Blue Nile hydroelectric dam project. The move is bound to raise the political stakes even higher following threats earlier this week by Egypt that it would go to war over Ethiopia’s plan to build a $4.7-billion dam on the great river.

Egypt claims that construction of the dam in Ethiopia will cause grave detriment to its supply of fresh water and spell ruin to its economy.

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Fracking America’s Food Supply by Walter Brasch

by Walter Brasch
Writer, Dandelion Salad
www.walterbrasch.com
June 7, 2013

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Fracking—the process the oil and gas industry uses to extract fossil fuel as much as two miles below the ground—may directly impact the nation’s water supply, reduce water-based recreational and sports activity, and lead to an increase in the cost of food.

The cocktail soup required for each well requires about two million pounds of silica sand, as much as 100,000 gallons of toxic chemicals, and three to nine million gallons of fresh water. There are more than 500,000 active wells in the country.

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