Cancer in the Ransom Note

Cancer in the Ransom Note by Sandra Steingraber, April 4, 2012,
Fracking is a hostage exchange program. Only the carcinogens go free. “Shale development has been a nightmare for those exposed to the resulting pollution.” Why should cancer patients in the United States and Canada — and those who love or diagnose them — care about a report about looming water shortages in distant countries such as South Africa and Argentina? The report is “Fracking: The New Global Water Crisis.” Written by Food and Water Watch, it documents the many ways in which the technology called hydraulic fracturing threatens the world’s vital water resources.

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