New research from the University of Alberta has discovered that, even at low concentrations levels, fracking fluids can cause serious harm to fish. The study, using actual (diluted) fluids from a fracked well, concluded that the effects of the chemicals contained within the produced water resulted in disruption to the endocrine/hormonal system and damage to the gills and liver, caused by accelerated ageing due to the exposure. Not only does this highlight the dangers of fracking to aquatic life but should also raise questions as to the consequences of such harmful chemicals entering the food chain.
In his paper, biologist Greg Goss who co-led the study noted that ‘Alberta has experienced more than 2,500’ transportation spills over the period covering 2011 to 2014, the danger of contamination is highly increased in such incidences.
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