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Breast Cancer rates jump in the Barnett Shale

September 1, 2011




Time and time again, we’ve heard from the industry, State of Texas leaders, and local government leaders that apparently there is no connection between illness and shale gas drilling. They say that we have nothing to fear, that those who raise issues of concern are hysterical and rumor mongers. The shale gas industry tells us everyday on television via commercials that this is the ‘American way’, that it’s ours and we deserve it . If you speak against it, you’re unAmerican. You’re a trouble maker. You need to be quiet. Trust them.

Of course we all remember what the tobacco industry said decades ago about smoking and the lack of proof to cancer.  Fast forward to today and it’s history repeating itself as it does quite frequently when you don’t listen to your inner voice.The Denton Record Chronicle’s, Peggy Heinkel-Wolfe has written a superb piece on the rate of breast cancer rates in the Barnett Shale area of Texas. Read about it here: CLICK THIS

Then as you can see below, a map showing the impact shale gas drilling has on Texas. You will notice that the counties in which you have heavier drilling activity perfectly matches the jump in breast cancer rates. Coincidence?

 Map courtesy of the Texas Railroad Commission

7 Comments leave one →
  1. September 1, 2011 4:00 pm

    Two teachers at Bailey Hr High did not return to teach cause 1 died from an aneurism (age 34) and the other has 4th stage spine cancer she also has triple myloma….both teachers happened to be downwind from 5 wells that were fracked last January….see youtube “Fracking Near Bailey Junior High”.
    I see God working in this situation and He’s got His own approach and in the big picture, everyone will get what is due them whether it be their royalties, cancer, or a spot in heaven.

  2. Objective permalink
    September 4, 2011 7:09 am

    This kind of pseudo-scientific analysis is irresponsible and it is a real shame to inflict this on the public.

    • concerned64 permalink
      September 4, 2011 7:32 am

      Tell that to the CDC and Belo Broadcasting.


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