To Honour the Fallen on Remembrance Day: Make public AER’s secret “D79 Abandoned Well Methane Toxicity Preliminary Assessment” & Appendix 2 by Alberta Health, Admitting “Acute-Life threatening” risks & “Neurological effects”

To honour women and men fallen, and to protest Canada enabling Israel’s human rights abuses and torturing of Palestinians, Ernst stopped – years ago, buying or wearing poppies.

Instead, in Remembrance, Ernst exposes harms to citizens and environment enabled by abusers of power in Canada, most insidious of them all, the AER:

Click on snap of the title above to read or download AER’s report which the regulator is still keeping secret. The AER (100% industry funded, controlled & led) and Alberta Health are not even distributing it to the families the authorities know are living in explosive and or toxic risk caused by industry’s leaking gases venting near and or into homes, businesses, parking lots, streets, schools, billion dollar airport expansion and churches.

Or, click on the links below:

2016 11 10: AER Monique Dube et al Secret: ‘D79 Abandoned Well Methane Toxicity Preliminary Assessment’

2016 11 01: Alberta Health ‘Methane from Leaking Abandoned Wells Health and Safety Issues’ in Appendix 2 of AER’s Dube et al D79 Report

Alberta Health’s ‘Methane from Leaking Abandoned Wells Health and Safety Issues’ is dreadfully incomplete and shoddily pathetic, but admits methane’s harmful health effects:

Note the red dotted line in graph above: “Acute-Life Threatening, Emergency Evacuation Threshold”

Slides above and below from Ernst’s 2017 speaking tour in England & Northern Ireland

[Refer also to:

2017 04 02: After decades of lies to landowners and the public by CAPP, industry & energy regulators, University of Guelph Study Proves Potentially Explosive Methane Leaks from Energy Wells Affects Groundwater, Travels Great Distances, Poses Safety Risks. Will the lies stop now? Not Likely. Will groundwater monitoring begin now? Not Likely.

2017 04 05: New University of Guelph study on methane migration in sand aquifer in Ontario: “Potentially explosive methane gas leaking from energy wells may travel extensively through groundwater and pose a safety risk”

“For larger leaks over longer times and greater areas, these findings would indicate that the groundwater would become unusable,” he said.

Leaky wells could pose a significant danger to the environment in a number of ways, said Cahill, who is now at the University of British Columbia.

“Methane is 30 times more potent than carbon dioxide at trapping heat when in the atmosphere, so we need to consider both the air and the groundwater when monitoring for leaks. The impact to groundwater is likely to be long-term and persist long after a methane leak is fixed,” he said. [Emphasis added]

Cahill et al’s Complete Paper ]

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