Gas in­dus­try risks

Isis Town and Country - - OPINION -

IN TOUGH times it would be wise to look closely at new op­tions that of­fer to stim­u­late our lo­cal econ­omy. Un­con­ven­tional gas com­pa­nies of­fer lots, deliver lit­tle and dam­age the district for years to come. They largely bring their own specialist work­force. Their toxic frack­ing chem­i­cals in­evitably poi­son sur­face and ground wa­ter sup­plies, soil and air. The health risks to work­ers and com­mu­nity are well doc­u­mented. Please in­ves­ti­gate what this un­con­ven­tional gas in­dus­try has done else­where be­fore buy­ing into it. No­body re­ally wants to live in a gas­field. Let’s dis­cuss this as a com­mu­nity be­fore it’s too late, when ir­re­versible dam­age is done to our farm­ing and tourism by this toxic in­dus­try. MAY­NARD HEAP Childers

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