posted on Sep, 8 2012 @ 03:40 PM
reply to post by Monteriano
I live in SE NM and so I know you know what you are talking about since you are in the Permian basin, too...
But I must say that how can we safely assume that ANY water that we put into the ground will not eventually migrate/pool/gather with other water and
eventually join groundwater reservoirs and aquifers?
In a sense, because of the unique covalent bond by which the water molecules bind their H's and O's together, all water on/in the earth is strangely
affected as just one body of water. If a little pool here and one there are separate today, that is no guarantee at all that they will not find their
way to each other, eventually. In fact, I think that it is inevitable. I could be wrong about that but it seems like it has to be so.
At any rate, I think we as humans are continually and repeatedly short sighted in our hasty self-assurances so often made about some activity not
having the potential to harm us or cause problems to the environment. WE are always saying...oh it will be okay....and then later one we are suffering
the consequences of still another hasty uninformed statement acted on as if it were solidly tested as trustworthy.
Groundwater is everywhere, not just aquifers..it has always been our practice to try to keep it clean but now with this new move toward fracking to
extract natural gas that has been out of reach for so long...we are throwing caution to the wind and I am sure we will regret it.
And it seems like I read that big money oil and gas are subject to the EPA regulations that should protect our water supply in these cases.