To: Willie Green
"The holding pond was collecting flowback water from the hydraulic fracturing process on a well being drilled by East Resources Inc. Grass was killed in a roughly 30-foot-by-40-foot area where the wastewater pooled. Although no cows were seen drinking the wastewater, tracks were found throughout the pool, and the cattle had access to it for at least three days until the gas company erected a snow fence around it. Testing showed the wastewater contained chloride, iron, sulfate, barium, magnesium, manganese, potassium, sodium, strontium and calcium. Redding said the main element of concern is the heavy metal strontium, which can be toxic to humans, especially children.": Cattle may have drunk well water
Since the article doesn't list concentrations of contaminants, it is impossible to tell if they exceeded drinking water standards for cattle. The report by the company contained a little more information: East Resources Inc Questions Basis for PA Department of Agriculture Cattle Quarantine
Appears to be much ado about nothing. FYI, strontium is a common element is present most everywhere from 100-1400 ppm : GLOBAL DISTRIBUTION OF ELEMENTS
We all realize that all these elements came out of the good earth and 28 cows MAY HAVE drunk from the cess pool....The quarantine does what?? It's not like what they have is contagious.
Why are there no real numbers in this report???....because we'd see that it is a farce....
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