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Originally posted by samlf3rd
Okay the people involved in fracking have to be the dumbest hillbillies on the face of the planet. Yes I guess it does take a genus to know that if you crack the Earth open, there may be consequences...
I hope they sink their own houses, and only the families they care about and love get injured.
This fracking is moronic!
Originally posted by FoxStriker
anyone get the Homeland Security Screen? I had this clicked and it showed up saying it was checking the validity of this post... WTF?
Originally posted by JackyMenace
reply to post by phantomjack
Really? I live in pennsylvania and I know a lot of people with contaminated water now. The place I work at is even contaminated. People are not making it up.
Originally posted by jadedANDcynical
Looking a little closer at Pennsylvania, we findnsome interesting results in the investigation. An article in Scientific American published May 9, 2011
The researchers discovered methane in from 51 of the 60 wells tested—that is not out of the ordinary. A small amount of methane from both deep and biological sources is present in most of the aquifers in this region of Pennsylvania and New York State. By measuring the ratio of radioactive carbon present in the methane contamination, however, the researchers determined that in drinking water wells near active natural gas wells, the methane was old and therefore fossil natural gas from the Marcellus Shale, rather than more freshly produced methane. This marks the first time that drinking water contamination has been definitively linked to fracking.
This following a "report" on Marcellus Drilling News from February 2011.
Geologists at the Ohio Department of Natural Resources’ Division of Mineral Resources Management, which oversees fossil fuel drilling and fracking, maintain that no groundwater contamination has taken place in any of the 80,000 fracked wells in Ohio, and that strict state regulations mandate cement casing within a well to isolate underground aquifers from the fracking taking place several thousand feet below them. Also required are proper wastewater disposal and site remediation when wells stops producing.
Reading through the comments provides me a chuckle or three.