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Fracking Toxins May Be As Dangerous As Tobacco, Asbestos & Thalidomide – Uk Chief Scientist

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The effects of fracking could be as dangerous as asbestos, thalidomide, or tobacco toxins, the UK’s leading scientist has warned, claiming the government has adopted the process without considering the side effects.

In a flagship report produced by Professor Sir Mark Walport, the government’s chief advisor on science policy, it is warned that fracking could have serious negative impacts on health and the environment that could last for decades.

Sir Mark Walport also said the government is putting too much faith in fracking, and that historical examples of cheap energy extraction often ended up causing more damage to the environment in the long-term.

“History presents plenty of examples of innovation trajectories that later proved to be problematic — for instance involving asbestos, benzene, thalidomide, dioxins, lead in petrol, tobacco, many pesticides, mercury, chlorine and endocrine-disrupting compounds,” he writes in the report.

http://rt.com/uk/209827-fracking-chemical-toxic-report/

By the way there are some rumors suggesting that the current low oil prices are actually designed to shut down the fracking industry and the Canadian tar oil extraction.

It's not the Saudis or Venezuela or Russia who suffer most from current oil prices, it's the frackers and the Canadian tar oil industry as they have the highest extraction costs.

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