TV News LIES

Wednesday, Apr 16th

Last update02:37:08 AM GMT

You are here News Environment Cancer Concerns With Colorado's Drilling, Fracking Boom

Cancer Concerns With Colorado's Drilling, Fracking Boom

E-mail Print PDF

Cancer concerns over frackingA former president of the Colorado Medical Society calls the current hydraulic fracturing boom in the state’s oil and gas industry an “experiment in motion” for the public at large.

One that could lead to higher rates of cancer and other illnesses over the next 10 to 15 years.

Dr. Michael Pramenko, a Grand Junction family physician, says he isn’t as worried about acute cases of exposure to carcinogens in “fracking” fluid – although he has treated a patient who accidently guzzled cancer-causing benzene. Pramenko says he is more concerned with long-term exposure from tainted water.

“Are there people out there being exposed to low quantities [of carcinogens] that we won’t ever know about? Sure,” he said. “Are there going to be some cancers down the road that come about across the United States? I think that’s true.”

Natural gas production in Colorado has risen to all-time highs, and oil production has reached the highest level since 1957 – mostly due to the huge Wattenberg Field northeast of the Denver metro area. Spills of tainted water and toxic chemicals such as benzene are also on the rise.

More...


Most Recent Related Stories...


Life in the shadow of an oil refinery

shreveport oil refineryOn the blocks surrounding Calumet Specialty Products’ Shreveport Refinery the stench of rotten eggs is nearly...

Magnitude 7.5 quake strikes off Solomons, sparks tsunami warning

7.5 earthquake solomon islandsA powerful magnitude-7.6 earthquake triggered large waves in the Solomon Islands on Sunday, and authorities were...

IPCC climate change report: averting catastrophe is eminently affordable

Climate change affordableCatastrophic climate change can be averted without sacrificing living standards according to a UN report, which...

Climate panel warns emissions rising, blurs reason

emissions rising: climate panelThe U.N.'s expert panel on climate change on Sunday highlighted the disconnect between international goals to...
 
America's # 1 Enemy
Tee Shirt
& Help Support TvNewsLIES.org!
TVNL Tee Shirt
 
TVNL TOTE BAG
Conserve our Planet
& Help Support TvNewsLIES.org!
 
Get your 9/11 & Media
Deception Dollars
& Help Support TvNewsLIES.org!
 
The Loaded Deck
The First & the Best!
The Media & Bush Admin Exposed!