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Originally posted by SirMike
Those pushing this will try their hardest to link the preliminary results in Pavillion to the Marcellus but the Marcellus shale deposit is a completely different beast as the EPA states. It is several thousand feet under the aquifer. Two peer reviewed studies, on of which utilized baseline pre drilling water quality data, surveyed 100’s of wells in Pennsylvania and found no contamination from fracking fluids.
The Florida DEP has concluded that approximately three deep-well injection sites in Pinellas, Dade, and Palm Beach counties have caused confirmed fluid movement into USDWs (Figure 4-4). An additional six deep-well injection facilities in Pinellas and Brevard counties have caused probable fluid movement into USDWs. As many as nine additional facilities have caused fluid movement into non-USDWs, predominantly in Broward County (Figure 4-4).
Approximately 18 deep-well injection facilities appear to be associated with some form of unintended fluid movement from the injection zone. Deep-well injection facilities in many other parts of South Florida do not appear to have caused unintended fluid movement. Multiple facilities in each of several counties (Charlotte, Collier, Lee, Sarasota, and St. Lucie counties) have operated for years with no apparent fluid