Fracking affects almost 40 thousand productive units of Sembrando Vida in Mexico
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Published Nov 30, 2023
A report by CartoCrítica and the Mexican Alliance against Fracking reveals that hydraulic fracturing, or 'fracking', in Mexico poses a risk to over 38,000 producers in the 'Sembrando Vida' field support program, as well as citrus, vanilla, and basic grain crops. The damage caused by fracking in Mexico is estimated to be worth almost 20,657 million pesos, with Tamaulipas, Veracruz, and Nuevo León having the highest concentration of wells. The report highlights the potential impact on agriculture and the Sembrando Vida program, emphasizing the contamination of groundwater with heavy metals and chemicals used in fracking.
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Hydraulic fracturing or 'fracking', used in the extraction of hydrocarbons, in Mexico puts at risk at least 38,338 producers of the 'Sembrando Vida' field support program, as well as citrus, vanilla and basic grain crops, as revealed this Wednesday by an investigation by CartoCrítica and the Mexican Alliance against Fracking. Likewise, the report calculates the damage from 'fracking' due to the extraction of hydrocarbons in Mexico at a value of almost 20,657 million pesos, with the states of Tamaulipas ( 11,100 wells), Veracruz (10,356) and Nuevo León (6,581), the ones with the highest concentration of wells with hydraulic fracture. In the report 'Fractured the field. Potential impacts of 'fracking' on agriculture and Sembrando Vida', it is detailed that 7,581 productive units benefiting from the program of the current Mexican Government are exposed to the effects of hydraulic fracturing, which is carried out less than 5 kilometers by a oil well. Of these, 60% are concentrated in ...