posted on 02/11/2012 10:35:24 AM PST
Some worry about what companies are pumping into the ground, but it is 91 percent water and 9 percent sand, with about 1 percent of other substances, Larsen said. Those additives are not so toxic, and are composed mostly of things like salt, borate salts, hydrochloric acid and guar resin, an emulsifier also used in foods such as ice cream, he said.
And the EPA's smears to the contrary won't alter these facts.
posted on 02/11/2012 10:37:22 AM PST
("Don't worry, it's not loaded")
Bookmarking in anticipation of future ignorant, asinine, anti-drilling comments in the local liberal rag.
posted on 02/11/2012 11:03:19 AM PST
("....in the last days, mockers will come with their mocking... (2 Peter 3:3))
In Pennsylvania, we are near 100% recycling of the frack water. It gets cleaned and reused.
There are discussions between the industry and the PA Department of Environmental Protection to start using acid mine water as the base for hydraulic fracturing.
Tests will be conducted and the state may get its acid mine water issues tackled for free by the gas industry.
Of course, the enviro-whackos keep lying and using emotion.
That is why the industry is using terminology like “stimulation” rather than fracking.
Marcellus Natural Gas —— clean American-produced energy with a 100-year supply ——— somewhere a Sheik is crying.
posted on 02/11/2012 11:03:25 AM PST
by Erik Latranyi
(When religions have to beg the gov't for a waiver, we are already under socialism.)
Here in the east, Ohio, Pennsylvania and New York, the average water table (and well) is 75 to 150 feet. The Marcellus shale averages 3000 feet below ground. the Utica shale is 3000 feet below that. Anyone who thinks they are getting their well water polluted by fracking in these deep strata is having a bad dream.
posted on 02/11/2012 11:10:42 AM PST
Furthermore, when ground water is encountered in a drilling operation (based on my experiences) more often then not the operation has to be aborted / moved because the drilling water falls into the groundwater flow and precludes the flushing of mud from the hole.
posted on 02/11/2012 12:05:20 PM PST
(Obama is without a doubt the worst President ever elected to these United States)
As was proven by the global warming e-mail scandal, greenies will tell any lie they believe will advance their agenda.
posted on 02/11/2012 4:07:46 PM PST
(Excising a cancer before it kills us waters the Tree of Liberty! TERM LIMITS, NOW AND FOREVER!)
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