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On March 17, 2011 Greene County resident Robert Allan Shipman and his company, Allan’s Waste Water Service Inc., were charged with illegally dumping millions of gallons of natural gas drilling wastewater, along with restaurant grease and sewer sludge across six counties in Pennsylvania from 2003-2009. Pennsylvania is one of several states that sit atop the gas-rich underground rock formation the Marcellus Shale. Hydraulic fracturing, the process used for retrieving the gas, is a water-intensive drilling method that not only requires massive volumes of water to unlock the gas, but also generates millions of gallons of wastewater when the drilling is done.
The two-year investigation by the Pennsylvania attorney general’s office resulted in a total of 98 criminal counts charged against the 50-year-old Shipman and an additional 77 charges levied at his company. Said Nils Frederiksen , spokesman for the attorney general’s office, “He was pouring the stuff in any hole he could find.”
Originally posted by GBP/JPY
in Seattle, a dude had a commercial looking tank pulling behind his 1-ton pick=up with a remote dump switch....I saw it empty out the bottom fitting ( about a 1 inch pipe).....let her rip on I-5 just north of town right there in the middle lane....drained maybe for 5 miles
Originally posted by Blackmarketeer
How would you like to think that the nice, quiet pristine countryside you reside it, far away from the polluted cities, is in reality a nighttime dumping ground for fracking fluids, just so some shyster disposal company can shave a few bucks off their dumping fees for a little extra profit? And this, after all the media hoopla coming from the fracking companies over how safe fracking would be because they'd never expose it to groundwater.