It seems like I'm the bad guy here...
I am one of of the drivers of the tanker trucks that deliver this massive amount of waste-water to
these disposal facilities...
There was another thread long ago where the OP was concerned about individual "fracking" of
well sites, and here's part of my response...
As for the Gasland film, it is a tad sensational about fracking. I am MUCH MORE concerned about the delivery of waste water to the various disposals
in the area. Some of theses disposals pump well over a hundred loads of water a day into the ground at near-fracking pressure FOR YEARS. There are
literally lakes of wastewater two miles underground. This is the elephant in the room that no one seems to care about. Albeit, a well disguised
elephant...still an elephant none-the-less. This massive amount of wastewater lies closer to the water table than does the high pressure water and
sand pumped downhole to encourage gas production during the fracking process...but nobody ever mentions that part of it...
If you're interested, here's the thread...my responses are on page three and four...
To Frac or Not to Frac
In summary, my opinion is/was/and will be, that the disposal
of the waste-water after the fracking
process is the issue that no one talks about...and I think it is more dangerous....NO I know it is
potentially more dangerous...
Anyway the reason I joined this thread is because someone asked, "How come these people who
do this don't just stop doing it? Don't they know they are hurting the environment?"
Well, my case is a pretty good example of how someone (with a conscience) can and will
continue to participate in something that could be bad, or even shown to be bad. And this
applies to policemen in riot gear who bust up peaceful rallies. It applies to men of good
conscience who become ensnared in conspiracies and yet remain silent and complicit.
It applies to all of us who "look the other way" from time to time for whatever reason that we
do...and how we justify it.
For me, I've been a driver since I gave up my "Ramen Noodle" existence as a musician 20 years
ago. I became a CDL over-the-road driver across the US and Canada for many years until my wife
became disabled. Then I was required to take a job at home. I wasted my youth pursuing
music and have no other skill, except that of about two million safe miles as an OTR trucker.
Water-hauling happens to be very lucrative and enables me to be home everyday with my
wife and family.
I wish I could be more principled, but I don't see any apparent consequence to my environment
as yet. That is not to say that a threat doesn't exist...I'm fully aware of what could
to the groundwater supply, and my personal responsibility should anything happen.
It is just that given the circumstances we all make equivocations based on our best judgement,
to serve ourselves, our loved ones, and the greater good of all humans.
Sometimes we go along to get along...
eta to add...if you care and want to have some first-hand info on fracking and disposals you should check
the other thread I linked to...it is not my thread
edit on 23-6-2012 by rival because: (no reason given)