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Fracking: The Haliburton Loophole That Poisons America's Drinking Water

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Uploaded on Jan 12, 2011

Josh Fox, director of "Gasland," joins Sam Seder to discuss the film and Fracking, which was first developed by Halliburton (who else?) over 50 years ago, involves drilling a deep, L-shaped well (in the case of horizontal fracking) into an area believed to contain natural gas, then pumping in millions of gallons of water, sand, and chemicals (known as fracking fluid) to crack the earth around the gas deposit, allowing the gas to escape so it can be captured closer to the surface. However, natural gas as well as the toxic chemicals found in fracking fluid can make their way into aquifers used to supply drinking water, effectively poisoning wells and making tap water combustible. To listen to the rest of this interview, go to http://majority.fm/2011/01/12/wednesd...

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