reply to post by rival
After most of this sandy water comes back up, the well continues to produce wastewater for YEARS. MUCH MUCH more water comes up than goes down...do
you see my point?
The pumps used for this purpose cost 90k and are permanent. These wastewater disposals handle 150 truckloads a day--compared to a ONE-WELL fracking
process which AT most will take 400 trucks of water...getting my drift yet?
I honestly am not sure that I am, a little confused I guess. You are pointing out the ill effects of the wastewater generated as a result of Hydraulic
Fracturing, the way I'm reading you is that the wastewater issue is a bigger problem to you, and I would agree with you on that, correct me if I'm
The wastewater wells themselves in other fracked communities have been shown to also leech into the surrounding environment, due to the poor planning
in creating the wells, just makes me think Erin Brockovich.
In our city, they have an ongoing lead removal project from a lead company a hundred years ago, these EPA funded removal projects and studies have
been constant now for 2 decades, so I understand the long term effects from environmental damage.
So, to me, fracking is inconsequential, and pales in comparison.
Again, I agree, but you do understand that there would not be a wastewater issue if the Hydraulic Fracturing didn't take place to begin with right?
I know the actual act of fracking isn't the culprit, so to speak, but it's the resultant issues that arise as a result of the fracking, wastewater,
air pollution, chemical leeching, and very probably (albeit not conclusively proven) new fault lines they are creating. (Guy, Ar's new Guy Faultline
in the oh so stable New Madrid Fault Zone or Blackpool in the UK)
The gas coming from the faucet in the named film is not a consequence of fracking. It's hyperbole and misleading. If you have gas coming out of a
faucet that is a BIG DEAL, but fracing didn't cause it. What caused it is a broken well sleeve somewhere downhole near the surface, at some point
after the well began producing gas. You could ban all fracking and that would still happen.
Again, correct me if I'm wrong here, but the broken well sleeve mentioned or hypothesized, wouldn't have existed if the area hadn't been fracked,
therefore I would extrapolate that it was indeed as a result of fracking, no fracking no broken sleeve from the gas well.
Once again, there is an elephant in the room that nobody seems to be concerned with.
The wastewater elephant? And if so, isn't that wastewater a direct result of the shale being subjected to hydraulic fracturing (aka Fracking)?
I think I do get your point, but mine is simply that if the fracking did not take place to begin with then the resultant damage would not exist
I feel for the homeowner's plight, they are up against a powerful entity that is tough to beat. Attempting to legally stop the frac process is
virtually impossible, a fool's errand without a class action suit.
And I as well, they are most definitely up against some of the most powerful entities that exist in our world today, the Oil/Energy Cartel who
sacrifice our world on the alter of their mighty god, money.
They have little choice but to petition to the courts and abide by the law, which is not designed to help us "We the People" any longer, a class
action lawsuit may be the only remedy, but without getting really good and ticked off does one have the genuine fire necessary to amass the other
defendants in order to proceed to class action status.
I would throw out a ton of other suggestions, but they would not be abiding the law and would definitely be considered "eco-terrorism" and wildly
against T&C, so in order to try and maintain sanity in an insane world I have to suggest sticking to following the broken justice system.
And to the OP, BE CAREFUL, they did resort to physical violence against those that did not "play ball" in the western part of my state, which will
impact our country's ability to produce food since they are now destroying our farmlands for their pocket books, as well.
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