No fracking waste in Connecticut for the next 3 years 2014

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Real Estate Broker/Owner with Connecticut Homes and Commercial Fairfield Cty,CT reinct.com REB 0788053
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Connecticut recognizes the dangers of fracking;  No fracking or fracking waste in Connecticut for the next 3 years September 2014

 

Fracking work sites

 

Do you know if your home is located near a fracking site?

I would check before purchasing a property.

 

In case you don’t know what fracking is, it’s the injecting of water, sand and toxic chemicals (chemicals which are not required to be revealed to the public-aka the Halliburton loophole).  They drill a vertical hole down to shale formations, usually past the water table, then drill horizontally a few miles.  This process extracts the natural gas from the shale.

 

We are very lucky in Connecticut that Governor Dan Malloy and the Connecticut General assembly recently passed a three year moratorium on storing, treating or disposing of fracking waste.  This is a major win for the public in Connecticut!  We do not have a lot of shale to do fracking, however other nearby states have asked our help in accepting waste from fracking.

 

Yale University has performed a study about the effects of living near a fracking site, their findings have been;

 

“People who live close to natural gas fracking wells were more likely to have skin and respiratory symptoms than those living farther away, according to a new Yale study…. people who lived less than 1 kilometer (0.6 mile) away from a well were more than four times as likely to have symptoms than the control group, composed of those who live more than 2 kilometers (1.2 miles) away.”

 

The process of fracking has been a new environmental obsolescence to consider when buying real estate.  As Broker I’d venture as far as not recommending any client to purchase a home near a fracking site, nor a fracking waste disposal site.

 

Is there fracking in your state?  Its certainly a major new issue for Realtors to understand and advise their clients in a purchase.

 

Have you had to sell a home that had health issues for homeowners being near fracking?  What experiences have you had with homes near fracking sites?

 

Educate yourself on fracking issues;

 

fractracker.org

sourcewatch.org

infrastructureusa.org 

nrdc.org    Natural Resource Defense Council

ecowatch.com 

keeptapwatersafe.org

foodandwaterwatch.com  Map of Fracking Sites

drillingmaps.com

 

Sign No fracking petitions;

 

Congress: Close Fracking Loopholes

Save our parks from fracking

Stop fracking now

Pass California fracking moratorium

 

 

 

Connecticut recognizes the dangers of fracking;  No fracking or fracking waste in Connecticut for the next 3 years

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Re-Blogged 2 times:

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  1. Barbara Todaro 09/26/2014 08:37 PM
  2. Barbara Todaro 09/26/2014 08:37 PM
  3. Rebecca Gaujot, Realtor® 09/27/2014 01:01 AM
  4. Dagny Eason 10/28/2014 09:08 PM
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Barbara Todaro
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Good morning, Annette Thor this is a topic that we never hear about and I'm confident that most real estate agents are not aware of its existence or the purpose of fracking.... I think we'll be seeing more of it in the future!!!!

Sep 26, 2014 08:34 PM #1
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Maria Gilda Racelis
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Hi Annette: Stopping by from Barbara's post. Thank you for instilling environmental awareness and consciousness among us and the consumers. This is a very controversial problem. And I could not agree more on the realtor's job to educate our clients about the hazards and its effects.

Sep 26, 2014 11:41 PM #2
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Annette Thor
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I think real estate disclosures about this are way overdue by now, Barbara Todaro and Maria Gilda Racelis .  The buyer has a right to know about this toxic danger to their water supply.

Sep 27, 2014 01:14 AM #3
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George Souto
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Annette I have not been following this issue, whatever side of this issue anyone is, I think most agree that each state should be responsible for handing their own waste, whether it be from Fracking or not.

Also if Fracking is being done in an area it should be a manditory disclosure in a Real Estate transaction.

Sep 27, 2014 02:03 AM #4
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I am wondering if fracking, to increase the well yield, is also dangerous? 

Sep 27, 2014 12:04 PM #5
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Annette Thor
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Margaret Rome, Baltimore Maryland , fracturing to expand your wells, I'm reading online, involves using high pressure water to increase the water flow.

Fracking to release gas from shale uses a host of chemicals with the high pressure water, this list of chemicals is not available to the public, and Ive read emergency personnel in towns have had to request to have access to the list of chemicals used in the process.

Sep 28, 2014 12:34 AM #6
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Annette Thor
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George Souto I cant imagine that having fracturing done under your water supply doesnt effect the value of your property significantly.

 

As a consumer I would want that disclosed, as well as any potential plans to frack in the future. This certainly qualifies as a material fact about a property.

Sep 28, 2014 12:38 AM #7
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Whoa!   An eye opening blog post!   Annette, you have a bonanza here in this wonderful post!    

Oct 28, 2014 09:01 PM #8
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Dagny Eason
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I was so impressed with this article, Annette, that I re blogged it hoping we will spread your valuable information

Oct 28, 2014 09:13 PM #9
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Annette Thor
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Thanks for reblogging Dagny Eason , Ive been following fracking issues for a long time. I was so happy to read Malloy is not allowing the waste from it to come here. Take a look at Barbara's reblog because the banter was more heated there, http://activerain.com/blogsview/4499560/no-fracking-waste-in-connecticut-for-the-next-3-years-2014

 

Oct 28, 2014 10:53 PM #10
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Larry Johnston
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Hi Annette, I have hear a lot of talk about fracking, but thankfully, we don't have any of it near us.  Thanks for the update.

Nov 01, 2014 03:09 PM #11
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Annette Thor
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Thanks for stopping by Larry Johnston, consider your state one of the lucky ones.

 

Nov 01, 2014 11:52 PM #12
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Roy Kelley
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I was looking for your current blogs.

I hope you are having a very productive fall season.

Dec 17, 2014 02:33 AM #13
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