Monday, July 18, 2011

NYTimes: Fracking Water Killed Trees, Study Finds

Article Found (HERE)

“…two years after liquids were legally spread on a section of the Fernow Experimental Forest, within the Monongahela National Forest, more than half of the trees in the affected area were dead.”

Figure 9.-- Fluid application site 1, with non-treated forest in background, Fernow Experimental Forest. Photo taken May 17, 2009. Photo by U.S. Forest Service. 
“Almost immediately after disposal, the researchers said, nearly all ground plants died. After a few days, tree leaves turned brown, wilted and dropped; 56 percent of about 150 trees eventually died.”

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