reply to post by 5senses
I first want to say that I don't know if they are using old frack wells as disposal sites for the chemical weapons. That's my next area of research.
The army is doing it somewhere in the state, but I don't know where. I do know that the fracking is using deposit sites for their salt water waste.
I'm focused on Arkansas for the moment and can't say exactly where they are injection wells. I do know they are fracking all over the place now. The
price of oil now makes it viable.
They're fracking near Yellowstone.
And I must add this. Geologists cannot precisely say what will be the long term consequences. This is because fracking is relatively new. The old way,
and still the predominate way of extracting gas and oil is drill a hole and let the natural pressure spew out the goo. Like BP's Deep Trouble Horizon.
Fracking is a grand experiment. On a grand scale.
Geologists and engineers are experimenting. Experiment near faults, and for some reason that I can't fathom, they're experiment near one of the
world's largest volcanos. Did I forget to say active volcano? Did I forget to mention that fracking causes gas migration and contaminates aquifers.
People's water wells explode and they can set their tap water on fire.
I seem to be the only one in the world that has had a nightmare concerning Yellowstone. My nightmare. And it's reoccuring, and haunts me. My nightmare
is that fracking contaminates Yellowstone's aquifer. Doesn't sound too bad, other than the obvious enviromental disaster which fills some bison and
lots of wildlife. No, what if you have methane in a geysers.
What if fracking causes a deep fault under Northwestern Wyoming?
What if fracking migrates gas which ends up in Yellowstone's groundwater?
Of course the geologists will tell you it's impossible. The aquifers don't connect and the gas won't migrate.
The gas companies geologists, rather the company representatives, who work with the geologists, said that it was impossible for gas to get into one
Well, it did.
One Wyoming farmer had his well spoil. Damn mad at the drilling guys he was. Mad as hell he decided to dig another well down even deeper so he could
find some good water. Well, they went deep and found more contminated water. So they went deeper. They findly had a blowout. Methane gas shot out of
the ground in a violent roar. The eruption went on for days until the gas company finally agreed to cap it. They claim no responsibility. They were
just being neighbourly.
Do you trust the gas and oil companies?
Do you trust geologists and engineers who work for these industries?
Do you trust the geologists who work for the goverment?
A government that gave the gas and oil companies exemptions to established laws.
A government addicted to fossil fuels and who is in a mad rush to develope it's own resources.
Do you trust the geologists?
I respect the science.
I trust nothing.
edit on 19-1-2011 by Robin Marks because: (no reason given)