Skip to comments.EPA Finds Compound Used in Fracking in Wyoming Aquifer
Posted on 11/11/2011 8:12:03 AM PST by chessplayer
As the country awaits results from a nationwide safety study on the natural gas drilling process of fracking, a separate government investigation into contamination in a place where residents have long complained that drilling fouled their water has turned up alarming levels of underground pollution.
A pair of environmental monitoring wells drilled deep into an aquifer in Pavillion, Wyo., contain high levels of cancer-causing compounds and at least one chemical commonly used in hydraulic fracturing,
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And more importantly, how well do you understand hydraulics and geological formation strata?
My guess will be “None of the above”. In fact, you have no clue what you are advocating, much like the wacko Leftist morons who back this stupidity.
“EPA Finds Compound Used in Fracking in Wyoming Aquifer”
What nitwit with half a brain believes this statement by the EPA? The corrupt EPA has been lying, trying to destroy America for yrs.
What is your evidence for this, besides environmental wacko talking points?
And why aren't there two or two hundred fracking chemical signatures? Did just one chemical escape?
And all the other chemicals used in fracking were absent?
Since I’m no expert in this I could be wrong but you would think that a non-toxic compound could be found for this with a little effort.
Children that have to stay late after school for misbehaving and teachers hit the hardest.
20 seconds. You beat me by 20 stinkin’ seconds...
They must be faking or exaggerating the data, and that must be the default position when the data is coming from a Marxist organization like the EPA and parroted by the Leftist media. Marxists are almost always liars, that’s a fact.
Even worse, I heard the aquifer was full of dihydrogen monoxide, that stuff can kill you.
The carbon isotope mixture typically differs between deep and shallow methane. Shallow methane has “fresher” carbon in it.
Still, methane is much more mobile than the stuff used to frack it. By itself it carries little harm unless present in quantities sufficient to asphyxiate or be flammable.
I guess when you have to ventilate your house while taking a shower and the company doing the operation is supplying you with drinking water I’m going to jump to a few conclusions.
—A pair of environmental monitoring wells drilled deep into an aquifer in Pavillion, Wyo., contain high levels of cancer-causing compounds and at least one chemical commonly used in hydraulic fracturing,—
So, they found at least two things:
1. cancer-causing compounds
2. one chemical commonly used in hydraulic fracturing
Those are two separate things, right.
And I wonder if that chemical is called dihydrogen monoxide. :-D
Mercury can be detected in my well water. Its an extremely low level but it can be detected. Arsenic can be detected in wells elsewhere as can uranium and virtually every other naturally occurring substance known to man.
Sounds like someone is wanting a grant from the EPA to thoroughly “study” this aquifer.
Subsidence is very apparent in areas where “mining” water has taken place over a decade leaving behind unstable and for development purposes unusable land. Fracking is not mining it is far more destructive - somewhere down the line relieving all that pressure from underground will have its effect....we just really don’t know what it might be.
>It is stated that it is largely financed by “foundations”.>
Dave Kopel, a policy analyst for the Libertarian-oriented Cato Institute and a former columnist for the now-defunct Rocky Mountain News, criticized a ProPublica report on hydraulic fracturing as a “one-sided series of facts arrayed to support a point of view”. He argued that a common theme in ProPublica’s work is that “the government is not doing a good enough job in controlling things, particularly things involving big business”.
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