Faulkner County Concerned Citizens Advisory Group, whose mission is to promote healthy growth and development of the community, will present on the topic of fluid migration in the Fayetteville shale gas play this Saturday at the Greenbrier Events Center, 5 Lois Lane, at 10:30 a.m. Emily Lane, member of Faulkner County CCAG and assistant director of arkansasfracking.org, will present on the unique hydrogeology of the Fayetteville shale, how it has been affected by earthquakes, and the potential for fluid migration.
The Fayetteville shale play has been an economic boom for many local communities; however, environmental and human health concerns continue to surface, Lane said.
"Rhetoric by the natural gas industry aims to mislead the public into believing that the highly toxic fluid that is injected during drilling, fracking, and waste disposal will remain locked underground in impermeable rock layers never to migrate to drinking water sources," said Lane. "However, new research and findings are busting this myth. This new research claims that fluid migration can happen much faster than originally thought because of the exacerbation of cracks and faults by the practice of fracturing, or fracking, the rock. According to the research, it may only take a few decades or less for this toxic fluid to migrate to drinking water sources. Please join us this Saturday for the presentation followed by discussion."
The meeting room is on the second floor. Coffee and snacks will be served.