Did you know that fracking rocks releases lung killing ozone ?

In reading about how are fish beaching themselves prior to earthquakes, it was brought to my attention that ozone is released when rocks are crushed.  

“In research published in the International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health in 2011, Grant and a research team found that tectonic stresses in the Earth’s crust send “massive amounts of primarily positive air ions into the lower atmosphere.” When these ions react with water, oxidization takes place and animals may be irritated or posioned by this ozone. This may explain why they flee or die and become beached.

This report goes on to say …”A group of physicists at the University of Virginia — investigating reports of animal behavior before earthquakes — discovered that rocks, when crushed under high pressure that mimicked the force of an earthquake, emitted high levels of ozone gas.

“Even the smallest rock fracture produced ozone,” researcher Catherine Dukes told LiveScience in an earlier interview.”

Well well gas well hell…we have YET another reason for us not to frack the shale don’t we?

This link, http://www.PostIndependent.com/news/8477781-113/gas-oil-ozone-industry?show=comments  ignores the ozone from cracking shale …“Instead, Nichols said, the main sources of VOC emissions are storage tanks (71 percent), leaks (33 percent) and pneumatic devices (5 percent).” 

Ozone is formed when the VOC’s come off of the oil and gas industry’s storage tanks and react with heat and sunlight.

So the fracking industry is creating ozone in many different ways that can ruin our lungs, our sense of smell, plants and buildings*…

1) by crushing rocks…aka fracking,

2) storage tanks,

3) leaks, and

4) pneumatic devices

Don’t just read this and move on to the next story…write your local, state, and federal governments…..show up in protest, but don’t forget your respirators though.

The EPA recently fined Dupont (for releasing HAPs like Formaldehyde) and spoke on ozone…“implement several safeguards to limit emissions of hazardous air pollutants (HAPs), including volatile organic compounds (VOCs) such as formaldehyde, methanol and acetal. VOCs contribute to the formation of ground-level ozone, which is a major component of smog and can cause or aggravate respiratory disease. *Ozone also causes damage to forests and crops, fabric and exterior coatings such as oil and acrylic latex, oil coatings and automotive finishes. Some known or suspected effects of exposure to HAPs include cancer, reproductive health problems, and birth defects.”

Here is a recent story of how a study is underway to determine if the the ozone surge in San Antonio is related to the surge in drilling in the Eagleford Shale area fifty miles away. The article states…“ozone pollution skyrocketed in the tiny town of Boulder, Wyo., in 2008, it was relatively easy to identify the culprit as oil and gas drilling, the only major industry in the rural area.”


Read here to see how OZONE and criminality are related.….yet another reason not to frack.

About Kim Triolo Feil

Since TX Statute 253.005 forbids drilling in heavily settled municipalities, I unsuccessfully ran for City Council Seat to try to enforce this. Since Urban Drilling, our drinking water has almost tripled for TTHM's. Before moving to Arlington in 1990, I lived in Norco’s “cancer alley”, a refinery town. It was only after Urban Drilling in Arlington did I start having health effects. After our drill site was established closest to my home, the chronic nosebleeds started. I know there are more canaries here in Arlington having reactions to our industrialized airshed (we have 55-60 padsites of gas wells). Come forward and report to me those having health issues especially if you live to the north/northwest of a drill site so I can map your health effects on this blog. My youtube account is KimFeilGood. FAIR USE NOTICE: THIS SITE MAY CONTAIN COPYRIGHTED MATERIAL THE USE OF WHICH HAS NOT ALWAYS BEEN SPECIFICALLY AUTHORIZED BY THE COPYRIGHT OWNER. MATERIAL FROM DIVERSE AND SOMETIMES TEMPORARY SOURCES IS BEING MADE AVAILABLE IN A PERMANENT UNIFIED MANNER, AS PART OF AN EFFORT TO ADVANCE UNDERSTANDING OF THE SOCIAL JUSTICE ISSUES ASSOCIATED WITH EMINENT DOMAIN AND THE PRIVATIZATION OF PUBLIC INFRASTRUCTURE (AMONG OTHER THINGS). IT IS BELIEVED THAT THIS IS A 'FAIR USE' OF THE INFORMATION AS ALLOWED UNDER SECTION 107 OF THE US COPYRIGHT LAW. IN ACCORDANCE WITH TITLE 17 USC SECTION 107, THE SITE IS MAINTAINED WITHOUT PROFIT FOR THOSE WHO ACCESS IT FOR RESEARCH AND EDUCATIONAL PURPOSES. FOR MORE INFORMATION, SEE: HTTP://WWW.LAW.CORNELL.EDU/ TO USE MATERIAL REPRODUCED ON THIS SITE FOR PURPOSES THAT GO BEYOND 'FAIR USE', PERMISSION IS REQUIRED FROM THE COPYRIGHT OWNER INDICATED WITH A NAME AND INTERNET LINK AT THE END OF EACH ITEM. (NOTE: THE TEXT OF THIS NOTICE WAS ALSO LIFTED FROM CORRIDORNEWS.BLOGSPOT.COM)
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