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 people want to allow fracking under the Great Lakes? No thanks.
So you believe the EPA?
I don’t exactly trust the EPA either with all their uber libs on staff.
2-Butoxyethanol is frequently found in popular cleaning products. It is the main ingredient of many home, commercial and industrial cleaning solutions.
I guess we are all going to die.
On the other hand, it’s the EPA. Myself, I’d kind of like to have a second opinion from someone without an agenda and at least some credibility.
Yes, clearly this kind of geological science is not possible at the state level. Federal lawyers are the only answer to local technical pollution issues.
contain high levels of cancer-causing compounds and at least one chemical commonly used in hydraulic fracturing,
If ONE chemical came from hydraulic fracturing where did the other cancer-causing compounds come from?
We had an incident near here several years ago in which a man’s well got polluted with desel fuel. After lots of recrimintions and finger pointing it was found he had polluted his own well in an attempt to get the city to run a rural water line to his place.
His polluting his own well caused another neighbor to get desel in his well by underground flow.
Not any further than I could throw them.
“The EPA said the water samples were saturated with methane gas that matched the deep layers of natural gas being drilled for energy. The gas did not match the shallower methane that the gas industry says is naturally occurring in water, a signal that the contamination was related to drilling and was less likely to have come from drilling waste spilled above ground.” What total nonsense. Deep methane is the same as shallow methane, CH4..This looks like another witch hunt.
Yeah,, thank god we have an even handed, honest agency like the EPA, not on a mission for the environmentalist movement to stop drilling. Fracking is the only industry hiring in our country.
“I guess we are all going to die. “
2-butoxy ethanol is used in the deadly White Board Cleaner!
So? This does not say that it came from Fracking, at all. The chemical could come from multitudes of sources, and if they want to prove the Fracking is doing it, then have the Fracking operation use a dye or traceable chemical unique to the operation, and see where it shows up (if at all).
Remember the Alar Scare? That's what these people do for a living: try to scare the crap out of the un-informed to keep their jobs and Agenda alive.
Does anyone have a compare from before the fracking activities? Without such a compare, there is no way to know what caused the current concerns, whether current activities are to blame, or what portion of the current findings were already existing prior to any subsequent activity.
Indeed. There are serious questions regarding the state of this technology, and until it can be shown to be safe, it’s use should be limited. You can’t unring the bell.
The EPAs agenda is NO use of energy. They obviously want to stop all drilling in the US.
The questions are where did it come from and how did it get there?............