Drakensberg region under fracking threat

04 Nov 2015 08:05 #65635 by Biomech
Thanks for the articles. I think the points made about transport networks and waste management/enforcement record in SA add a new dimension to the debate.

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04 Nov 2015 19:36 #65655 by Papa Dragon
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05 Nov 2015 20:29 #65672 by Richard Hunt
Copied from the internet....frightning!! "So we were flying over Colorado, New Mexico and western Texas and saw all these stripped-land rectangular shapes with water reservoirs on or near them. This went on for HUNDREDS OF MILES. When I got home and searched on the Internet to find out what they were, I was horrified to find out that these are thousands of fracking sites. THOUSANDS!!
boy, I sure got an education today just by looking down. It turns out that these rectangular shaped water reservoirs are the contaminated pools of water from the chemicals used to frack" And they plan to do this in KZN !!!!!!

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06 Nov 2015 07:50 #65680 by ghaznavid
There is a list of the main chemical used in fracking at this link .

I am no chemist and won't pretend to know what Quaternary Ammonium Chloride does to the environment, but everyone knows Sodium Chloride (table salt), which is used in fracking. When the Romans took Carthage they plowed salt into the sand to stop crops from growing there in future. They say the rich irrigated fields of Mesopotamia became infertile due to the salt content of the rivers used to irrigate the fields building up over time. Seems logical to voluntarily pump salt into our country's main farming land.

Out of interest - anyone know where they plan on moving KZN's food production to when they close many of KZN's farms to do fracking?

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10 Nov 2015 18:55 #65748 by intrepid
Website and FB page of the SAFE Alliance which is opposing fracking in KZN:
frackfreesa.weebly.com/
www.facebook.com/frackfreesa/

Take nothing but litter, leave nothing but a cleaner Drakensberg.
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12 Nov 2015 16:11 #65768 by Sterkhorn
Another article i.r.o. the meetings recently held in the KZN Midlands:
Picket at fracking meet
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12 Nov 2015 20:35 #65770 by Richard Hunt
And the people have spoken out a strong NO!!!!!
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12 Nov 2015 20:48 #65771 by intrepid
Interesting parallels with the cableway proposal in that video: ignorance as to who the chief/Inkosi of the area is, ambiguity around the EIA, most locals object due to environmental and social impact...

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18 Nov 2015 19:13 #65813 by intrepid

Durban - The hunt for gas and oil in a massive strip of KwaZulu-Natal is likely to be scaled down considerably after a major public backlash and threats to take a Texas exploration company to court.

The local subsidiary of Texas-based Rhino Resources has applied for environmental authorisation to search for petroleum on almost 10 000 farms in the Midlands - an area covering more than 16% of the province’s surface area.

However, after a series of heated public meetings in several towns last month, Rhino consultants were cautioned that they faced court action because of potential contraventions of the new “fracking regulations” that ban any drilling or hydraulic fracturing in areas where this could pollute rivers, boreholes and wetlands.

beta.iol.co.za/business/news/drilling-prohibited-in-most-of-kzn-1946388

South Africans standing up for themselves and fighting for what is theirs: that is what I think of as "proudly South African". Fracking, Ibutho coal mine at Umfolozi, Drakensberg cable car proposal, eTolls....let us not give up.

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27 Nov 2015 19:08 #65986 by intrepid
Not sure how much of this is true, but, we all deserve to know, and must know, more about the company in question:
www.fin24.com/Economy/gas-firm-deal-fishy-20151127

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