Skip to comments.Pennsylvania cattle quarantined from gas fracking contamination
Posted on 07/10/2010 2:22:27 PM PDT by Willie Green
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You do realize that many of those who are arguing IN FAVOR OF fracking are the lefties who see this as their great hope to push for “greener fuels” and to save the economies that have been ruined by their other disastrous policies, right? The state Administration Democrats of both New York and Pennsylvania are pushing for fracking to rescue them.
They didn't do it. It was actually cleaned up in a voluntary action by the company that had generated the waste.
Yes, you have to do it the right way. But just look at some old pictures of the fields up around Titusville. Takes a lot of time and effort to do this right, but the payoff is big enough for the investment to be made.
I'm no expert in fracking by any stretch, and perhaps there are good "geological/industrial" reasons for using diesel fuel, but wouldn't common sense tell anyone not to pump that stuff deep into the ground at up to 15,000psi??
Using air, water, steam, etc is one thing, but pumping refined/toxic petroleum products into the ground... uh... WTF??
And the waste generated and cleaned up was......
The Marcellus Shale formation is about 1 mile down. Just google Marcellus Shale and you will read lots of information. Just beware that 75% of the information on the Internet about Marcellus Shale extraction is anti-drilling.
...predominantly an organic compound.
And I’m not going to detail it—that’s my client’s information to share, not mine.
Are you sure? :-)
Fact is, it's at different depths in different places, and it crops out in many places.
Gondring asks “Are you sure? :-)”?
Well, I’m sure no expert! I just have 14 acres that we leased to Cabot last fall, so I’ve done some reading. My understanding is that the Marcellus formation is way below water wells. Of course there can be leaks and problems along the way, I am not disputing that. But basically this is a deeper formation than has been exploited over the past decades prior in PA, as far as I understand.
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