Fracking in the Foodshed

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  • Fracking in the Foodshed Research & Development Of This Presentation: Martha Goodsell and Chris & Bob Applegate
  • What is Fracking?
  • State of the Art
  • Technologically Advanced
  • Industrial in Scale
  • Fracking Transforms the Landscape
  • The Shale Gas Extraction Process
  • Locating a Well Site
  • Locating a Well Site Cont.
  • Locating a Well Site Final
  • Cutting in Access Roads and Gathering Lines
  • Clearing the Well Pad Site
  • Setting Up the Well Pad
  • Trucking in Materials and Supplies
  • Road Damage
  • Undesireable Traffic Conditions
  • Traffic Accidents
  • Storing the Chemicals
  • Lowering the Drill Bit
  • Cooling the Drill Bit
  • Circulating the Drilling Mud
  • Removing Waste and Cuttings
  • Boring the Hole
  • Sealing the Bore Hole
  • Cementing the Bore Hole
  • Failed Cement Jobs
  • Perfing the Well
  • Acidizing the Well
  • Fracking the Well
  • Capturing Flowback Water
  • Hauling Waste Away
  • Compressor Stations
  • Pipelines Carry Gas to Market
  • How Will Fracking Affect the Foodshed
  • What is a Foodshed?
  • Foodsheds and Shale Regions
  • The Organic Foodshed of the United States (Source: The Map Room)
  • Gas Fields of the United States
  • Grass-based Agricultural Products
  • Impacts On Agriculture
  • Two Types of Impacts to Farm Land
  • Physical Farmland Impacts
  • Fragmentation WY
  • Fragmentation TX
  • Fragmentation PA
  • Farmland Fragmentation
  • Pipeline Fragmentation
  • Explosions and …
  • Openings for Invasive Species
  • Soil Compaction and Field Drainage
  • Soil Erosion
  • Sedimentation
  • Chesapeake Bay: Total Maximum Daily Load
  • Spills
  • Pipeline Leaks
  • Flares
  • Explosions and Fires
  • Water Disposal Experiments
  • Dust Control and De-Icing
  • Injection Wells
  • Untitled
  • Municipal Sludge
  • “Soil Farming”
  • Brownfields?
  • What are the Waste Components?
  • Radioactive Farm Products?
  • Alpha, Beta, Gamma – What’s the Difference?
  • Irradiation vs. Contamination
  • Radium, Radon and Health Risks
  • Radon
  • Sources of TNORM at Gas Fields
  • Heavy Metals in the Soils at Gas Sites
  • Bromide
  • Water Soluble Strontium
  • Water Soluble Barium
  • WATER: Quantity and Quality
  • Consumptive Water Use
  • Enough water for agriculture?
  • Produced Water
  • Flamable Holding Ponds
  • Water, Water Everywhere & Not a Drop …
  • Water Buffalos
  • Drinking Water Sources
  • New York Water Basins
  • What if the water becomes unfit to drink?
  • Water Scarcity
  • Toxic Chemicals: A Threat to Our Water Supply
  • Dangers Listed by the DEC
  • Health Hazzards
  • DEC Unknowns
  • Spills Flow Down Hill, Down River
  • Faults and Fissures of NY
  • Air Quality Concners
  • Sources of Air Pollution
  • Of Particular Concern
  • Ozone (O3)
  • Ozone in Wyoming?
  • Ozone Negatively Impacts Plant Growth and Yields
  • Fugitive Methane
  • Sources of Fugitive Methane
  • Hydrogen Sulfide (H2S)
  • Volatile Organic Compounds
  • Noxious chemicals…
  • Other Hydrocarbons
  • Climate Change
  • Dust on Forages/Pastures
  • Silicosis
  • Light Pollution and Pollinators
  • Light Pollution and Trees
  • Compressor Station Noise
  • Noise Impacts on Animals
  • Impacts on Livestock
  • Documented Livestock Contamination
  • Food Safety?
  • A Fukushima Analogy?
  • Will Our Cattle Be Next?
  • Where Are the Studies?
  • Impacts to New York Agriculture
  • Good For The Local Economy?
  • Other Impacts…
  • Unintended Consequences
  • consequences 2
  • consequences 3
  • consequences 4
  • First the Boom...
  • …Then the bust…
  • How Did NY Get Sold Down River?
  • Focusing on Ag w/out Fracking?
  • Agricultural Challenges
  • Ask Your Doctor If Gas Drilling Is Right For You!
  • What Not To Do
  • What You Can Do
  • Don’t Take Our Word For It…
  • Contact Us
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Chip Northrup
Posted on June 12 2011

Great overview of both the process and its downsides


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