Ineos – Ethically Bankrupt “A Corporate Agenda That Will Damage Children’s Health”
Not content with importing shale gas at great cost to U.S communities, Swiss-based petrochemical group Ineos now has the exclusive right to explore for hydrocarbons across 1 million acres of the East Midlands, Cheshire, Scotland & Yorkshire. Ineos are committed to conducting 700 sq km of invasive seismic surveys and drilling 20 test wells. If allowed to go ahead Ineos and the fracking industry as a whole will be one step closer to drilling 1,000 of wells across the UK.
However Ineos already have a track record of failure in the UK and in the U.S. In Ohio in 2009 Ineos was obliged to share a $1.3 million fine for multiple violations at their chemical facility at Addyston. It was a case associated with hazardous air pollutants and an elementary school had to be relocated because of the air pollution risk to school children.
Ineos has a 15 year contract for the supply shale gas with Range Resource. Range Resource have paid nearly $15 million in pollution fines in recent years. This included an $8.9 million fine which was the biggest ever for a shale gas drilling related environmental violation in Pennsylvania as well as a $4.15 million fine for violations at 6 waste water impoundments.
The reason why so much evidence against fracking is hidden are the gagging orders imposed on victims after financial settlements. In August 2013 this included a Range Resources gagging order on 2 children – the children were banned from talking about fracking for the rest of their lives.
Read the full takedown of Ineos’s Empire Of Trash.
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