Our freshwater must be protected
What would we do without good
groundwater? Our use of it in our homes, commerce and industry is
In Nova Scotia, over 45 percent of the
population relies on groundwater for its domestic and industrial water
needs. That number is 100 percent in Prince Edward Island, and nearly
two thirds of New Brunswick uses groundwater to meet its potable and
industrial water needs.
Groundwater is used, either wholly of partially, by about . . .
Original article written by Rick Gagné and published in the Halifax Mail Star, 1994.
An anti-fracking sign fixed to a pole near Whycocomagh in December 2012. (Tim Krochak, Chronicle Herald / Staff)
Misinformation poisons the hydro- fracking well
Re: the Feb. 5 letters to the editor
written in response to your Feb. 1 editorial, “Respecting the
evidence.” My concern is the steady refrain of misinformation on
hydro-fracking. It has been spread in amounts greater than the salt on
our winter roads. We are long overdue for a fact-based and properly
balanced discussion on this matter.
Having explored for oil and gas years ago, and working now for more than
25 years as a geoscientist in surface water and groundwater resource
development and protection, I feel I can rightly say that fracking can
present risks, just as many other accepted industrial activities can
pose risks to the environment. . .
February 11, 2014 By: Rick Gagné