Stop Hydrocarbon Extraction in Cauvery Delta. Need Rice or Shale Gas for future?

Stop Hydrocarbon Extraction in Cauvery Delta. Need Rice or Shale Gas for future?

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Hydrocarbon extraction project in cauvery basin delta regions of TamilNadu is a threat to the people of Tamilnadu today and for the generations to come. It is a wholesome attempt from the oil and gas companies like ONGC & others to extract shale gas from sand beds.

Government’s Objective for this Project:

The primary objective is to reduce India’s import of oil and petroleum by 10% by 2022. The Government of India is anticipating that the cumulative peak production would be around 15,000 Barrels of oil per day and 2 Million Metric Standard Cubic Meter per Day (MMSCMD) of gas from all awarded fields across country.

Rice or Petroleum Jelly Meals?

When all the countries making effort in moving towards Green Energy, why we should invest in Hydrocarbons with the price of our Farm lands,Is this a real development. If Ricebowl of Tamilnadu is lost, whether can we recreate the same? We need Food for our survival first then only energy for vehicles!!! Various level of ecological disaster lies ahead.Hydrocarbon Extraction Procedure Given here in this link

Water contamination :

 The main risk associated with this extraction process is the potential contamination of drinking water with chemicals used in the fracking process. If the volume of water is 5 lakh litres, the volume of additives could be more than 40,000 litres. These chemicals are high likely to cause respiratory, gastrointestinal, dermatological, and ocular effects; 40% to 50% could be neuro, immuno and nephrotoxic; 37% could be endo­crine disruptors, and 25% could be carcinogenic. The United states Environmental protection Agency have found high concentrations of benzene, xylenes, and other hydrocarbons in the shale gas extraction sites in British Columbia, Canada. Believe it or not, the authorities in British Columbia have even documented methane contaminated drinking water which could lead to adverse effects on safety. Other possible effects are fresh water depletion, air quality deterioration and greenhouse gas emissions. Added to this, the noxious flares and fume gas can cause immediate health threat to the locals and the labours working around.

Water scarcity :

It is a mere joke if the projects try to convince that the water pumped inside can be recycled at one point by involving waste water treatment. More than 90% of water never returns to the surface. In other words, the water is just removed from the natural cycle and this will automatically lead to drought. In particular, Tamilnadu relies on monsoon rains. If the rainfall fails, the drought-led deaths are already visible. Why should this extraction process add on to the sorrow more?

Radioactive contamination:

Not all waste can be recycled or treated. There are certain wastes which when can’t be treated, are dumped somewhere. In particular, if the radioactive wastes are present in a level higher than it can be treated, then it is dangerous to the environment. The best way to dump is to mix it in a river right? Because, a flowing water never exposes our human cruelty and safely stores the waste in her water bed. This radioactive wastes can go to any extent to affect humans, cattle and any living thing when got into contact. Added to this, the radio active wastes and the chemicals used for fracturing are not completely recovered from the well and they are often left in the ground. Those left in the ground are not even bio degradable, just like plastics.

Air pollution:

The waste fluid left/stored in the atmosphere, no matter how much you close it or isolate from the atmosphere. It tends to evaporate which releases dangerous volatile organic compound into the atmosphere creating contaminated air which leads to acid rain, ground level ozone and so on. These contaminants include diesel particulate matter, hydrogen sulphide and other volatile hydrocarbons which lead to health problems like asthma, headaches, high blood pressure, anemia, heart attacks and cancer. It can also have a damaging effect on immune and reproductive systems, as well as fetal and child development. It is found that mothers who live near fracking sites are 30 percent more likely to have babies with congenital heart defects.

Sand shifting:

Not just water, but the process of hydraulic fracking involves the pumping of sand too. Now you could see why they choose places like Neduvasal ,Pudukkotai, cauvery basin for this project. The sand at these river beds meets their requirements to be used for hydraulic fracking. Such sand is called a frac sand. This sand, taken from the ground is processed after mining. There it is washed to remove the fine particles.

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