Hydrocarbon projects in TamilNadu to be banned #SaveNeduvasal #SaveFarmers
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Halt & Ban Hydrocarbon Projects in TamiNadu
- It could permanently damage the agricultural lands in TN and make the land inhabitable.
- Let the devil sleep deep under and let us not wake it up.
- In order to frack, an enormous amount of water is mixed with various toxic chemical compounds to create frack fluid. This frack fluid is further contaminated by the heavy metals and radioactive elements that exist naturally in the shale. A significant portion of the frack fluid returns to the surface, where it can spill or be dumped into rivers and streams. Underground water supplies can also be contaminated by fracking, through migration of gas and frack fluid underground.
- Shale oil extraction by fracking has been banned in many parts of the world – like Scotland and Vermont. Some other parts, like South Africa and the United Kingdom, have resorted to strict regulation of fracking to counter its negative effects.
Cons of Fracking (fracturing earth for Hydrocarbons)
1. Requires Huge Amounts of Water.
Each fracturing job would require 7.56 to 45.36 million liters of water to complete. With much of the India currently experiencing drought and shortage of water even for normal use, this can mean bad news, especially when fracking is given more importance than the people who need the life-giving water.
2. Possible Water Contamination.
Apart from possible water shortage, hydraulic fracturing is also linked to water pollution. Pro-fracking may say that there is no proof of such occurrence, but this is only because areas suspected of contamination were not thoroughly investigated.
3. May Trigger Earthquakes.
Processes of fracturing have been linked to several earthquakes in the U.S. and overseas, one of which is in Blackpool. In a report, private company Cuadrilla Resources admitted that two “seismic events” that occurred in Blackpool in early 2011, may have been caused by fracking. “It is highly probable that the hydraulic fracturing of Cuadrilla’s Preese Hall-1 well did trigger a number of minor seismic events”. These measured 2.3 and 1.5 on the Richter scale, respectively.
And we do not want such events to occur in India by allowing these projects.
4. Possible Use of Hazardous Chemicals.
The mixture used in fracking often includes additives of biocide, polymeric lubricant, surfactant, and stabilizer. But because companies are not required to disclose any information about the chemicals they use, they have the freedom to change the ingredients.
We do not want to permanently damage the natures's blessing on us by spoiling our own agricultural lands in the name of such projects.
Finally, all developed countries are exploring Alternative and Green Energies, that are eco-friendly and so as to protect the mother nature for ourselves and for our future generations. As such, it is only right to spend and explore on such possibilities to grow ourselves wise and safe.
Thanking you with much anticipation to #BanHydrocarbon_projects in TamilNadu and across India.
Vasanth Kumar Shanmugam
A citizen of India
And for TN People
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