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The wells would be situated as far away from school buildings and students as possible, district Superintendent Dale Lumley said. Read more: Driller given go-ahead over South Butler residents' objections - Pittsburgh Tribune-Review www.pittsburghlive.com...
No well will be drilled and no pipeline will come nearer than 500 feet of a district structure or facility Read more: Driller given go-ahead over South Butler residents' objections - Pittsburgh Tribune-Review www.pittsburghlive.com...
The first well drilled on district property must exceed 4,000 feet in depth. The depth of any wells after that would be determined by Phillips Exxon Mobil, Breth said, adding that the district does not want a shallow well. Read more: Driller given go-ahead over South Butler residents' objections - Pittsburgh Tribune-Review www.pittsburghlive.com...
The gas company will test the water well the district uses and will retest it if there's a possibility of damage. That well is used only for watering the football field. Read more: Driller given go-ahead over South Butler residents' objections - Pittsburgh Tribune-Review www.pittsburghlive.com...
Originally posted by jrkelly77
reply to post by Wrabbit2000
I will do everything in my power to make sure the ones that voted for this will not be reelected. So much for representing the voice of the people!
Originally posted by Wrabbit2000
I see. We can't drill for gas in the Utah deserts and badlands. We can't drill for Oil and Gasin the Arctic tundra. We can't even realistically drill for new oil in the Gulf. These practices are all deemed too dangerous for the toads, frogs or birds who might be within MILES of the drill sites (or in the Gulf, it's okay if you're Chinese and in Cuban waters, but not Americans on our side of the line).
However, after all that, we CAN drill 500 feet from children at SCHOOL?!.
For the first time, a scientific study has linked natural gas drilling and hydraulic fracturing with a pattern of drinking water contamination so severe that some faucets can be lit on fire.
The research was conducted by four scientists at Duke University. They found that levels of flammable methane gas in drinking water wells increased to dangerous levels when those water supplies were close to natural gas wells
While most of the wells had some methane, the water samples taken closest to the gas wells had on average 17 times the levels detected in wells further from active drilling.
“Our results show evidence for methane contamination of shallow drinking water systems in at least three areas of the region and suggest important environmental risks accompanying shale gas exploration worldwide
In Dimock, Pa., where part of the Duke study was performed, some residents’ water wells exploded or their water could be lit on fire
Originally posted by Wrabbit2000
I wonder how many other places around the nation this has already been done and word just didn't get out? The Oil company chosen here seemed quite prepared with the arguments and process....almost like they had plenty of experience dealing with locals on this before?edit on 16-9-2011 by Wrabbit2000 because: typo
A cluster of 19 oil wells in a single "drilling island" on Beverly's campus, owned by Venoco Oil Company, can easily be seen by drivers heading west on Olympic Boulevard toward Century City. The oil wells have pumped much of the oil from under Beverly's campus, and many have been slant drilling into productive regions of the western part of the Beverly Hills Oil Field under many homes and apartment buildings in Beverly Hills for decades.
As of May 2006, the Beverly Hills High School wells were pumping out 400 to 500 barrels a day, earning the school approximately $300,000 a year in royalties.