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To: Fraxinus; HiTech RedNeck; Erik Latranyi; faucetman
These fracking fluids can and are sometimes recycled. Some companies do more of it than others.

Recycing doesn't eliminate any of the sensitive compounds, it only concentrates them. Recycling is used for recycling the water which saves money and lessens the depletion of aquifers.

Recycling may reduce the volume of fluid that needs to be disposed of, but it still need to be disposed, and there are two methods.

Where the geology is right, the fluids are injected into disposal wells. Although there is a possibilty that these fluids can migrate from there, we give the disposer the benefit of the doubt and say that the fluids won't migrate. So the worst of it is the disposal wells cause minor earthquakes.

Where the geology is not right, the fluids have to be treated at a waste(sewer) treatment facility and then released into the river.

The Marcellus formation does not have the right geology. The problem there has been that when there is a lot of fracking going on, the volume of fluid to be processed at the local/rural waste treatment plants gets quite large and overwhelms the treater who starts cutting corners because they are being paid significantly and they don't want to turn away the business/money. Then a municipal water dept downstream starts complaining because they have to finish cleaning up the water before they can distribute the water into their supply system and they are not getting paid for that.

9 posted on 05/05/2012 7:05:53 AM PDT by Ben Ficklin
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To: Ben Ficklin; Fraxinus; HiTech RedNeck; faucetman
Where the geology is right, the fluids are injected into disposal wells.

Where the geology is not right, the fluids have to be treated at a waste(sewer) treatment facility and then released into the river.

...and both are HIGHLY regulated, and often, gov't-run operations! So, if there is any contamination created, it is by your benevolent protectors.

10 posted on 05/05/2012 8:07:42 AM PDT by Erik Latranyi (When religions have to beg the gov't for a waiver, we are already under socialism.)
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