Connecticut recognizes the dangers of fracking; No fracking or fracking waste in Connecticut for the next 3 years September 2014
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;
foodandwaterwatch.com Map of Fracking Sites
Sign No fracking petitions;
Connecticut recognizes the dangers of fracking; No fracking or fracking waste in Connecticut for the next 3 years