Justin Trudeau and Proposed Fracking Dump in Peticodiac

16 08 2014
Saturday, August 23 at 5:00pm
37 people are going
Please forward to all interested people and your lists.

URGENT: All Available Bodies!
Proposed Fracking Fluid Dump
into the Petitcodiac and Bay of Fundy 

Gather at Moncton City Hall, 3:30 pm, Monday, August 18

  • 655 Main Street, Moncton, New Brunswick E1C 1E8

The City Council meeting starts at 4 pm and we need a strong showing.

Last week Moncton Council of Canadians called us to go to Dieppe. Now we are being called to go to Moncton. I guess Riverview is next (but I do not know when that meeting will be). This is bringing the fracking menace home to roost in the Greater Moncton Area, where – up to now – community and business leaders have only been brainwashed about how this will add to the profits of corporations, and by the trickle-down-and-out effect, create some “boom” employment. 

Please bring a respectful but true message for the Council, written in large letters on a regular sheet of paper, so the council members can see our words.

Here are some details
Atlantic Industrial Services (AIS), a Nova Scotia company, wants to ship 30 million litres of fracking waste water currently being held in Debert, N.S. (near Truro) to Dieppe, N.B. AIS is desperate to find a way to get rid of it. In Debert, the municipal council rejected a proposal for dumping “treated” waste water into its sewer, from the same company, over concerns about high levels of sodium chloride and some radioactive material that could not be treated to become “safe.” The whole process of getting rid of it in Dieppe would require shipping three tanker truck loads of waste water every day, five days a week, for about two years. All on its own, that looks to me like an accident waiting to happen!

The project was registered June 6 2014 as #1390 on the Province’s “EIA” (Environmental Impact Assessment) webpage (link is:http://www2.gnb.ca/content/dam/gnb/Departments/env/pdf/EIA-EIE/Registrations-Engegistrements/EIA.pdf). Here is the link for the proposal application: Dillon Consulting: Importation and Disposal of Treated Flowback Water Environmental Impact Assessment Registration 

For whatever reasons (you can guess these…), the City of Dieppe did not find out about this application until late July, and its best source of information was a private citizen resident in Dieppe who saw the application on the government website. Thankfully the City of Dieppe is concerned and studying up as best they can, but the Mayor said last week he is not sure how much power Council has on this matter!

The proposal is currently “under review” however the province (like everyone else in the world) does not have any clue how to properly deal with fracking effluent. So, with their enthusiasm to facilitate this industry, watch for Provincial staff and politicians to make this up as they go along, while trying to conceal all the VERY real issues and hazards of dealing with this stuff. If the province gives permission, this fracking effluent or waste water will be “treated” at a Dieppe facility that presently has only a six month license to operate. It will then be dumped into the municipal sewer system that serves Dieppe, Moncton and Riverview. From this sewer it will go into the Petitcodiac River, and from there make an eternal tidal flow up and down the Bay of Fundy, doing whoknowswhat to all who live in and near this waters.

The problem of fracking effluent/waste water storage and treatment is one of the MAJOR issues red-flagged by the NB Medical Officer of Health in her 2012 report on the health and environmental impacts of fracking called Chief Medical Officer of Health’s Recommendations Concerning Shale Gas Development in New Brunswick Nothing has been done in NB, since 2012, to address the concerns raised by Dr. Cleary. This is probably because there is no known solution to most of the issues. We cannot afford to be a testing ground!!

Latest research shows there are still too many questions about the impact of the water: There are a number of chemicals, like corrosion inhibitors and biocides in particular, that are being used in reasonably high concentrations that potentially could have adverse effects … Biocides, for example, are designed to kill bacteria — it’s not a benign material.” — William Stringfellow, PhD, on his team’s new findings on fracking fluids (Study raises red flags on fracking fluidswww.wfmj.com

Here is another resource you may find helpful: https://www.cbu.ca/hfstudy/resources/reports-other#Waste





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