reply to post by rival
Frac'ing involes pumping high-pressure fresh-water and sand into the ground to open fissures
in the shale strata---that's it
"That's it?" Excuse me?
Most of the wells in the basin are drilled into ‘tight sand’ formations that require the same fracking technology being used in shale
formations. This process involves injecting a slurry of water, chemicals and sand into wells at high pressure to fracture the rock and create
veins that can carry trapped gas to the well. Afterwards, companies need to pump out the fracking fluids, releasing bubbles of dissolved gas as well
as burps of early gas production.
Lol...thanks for the reference material. I do this every day, six days
a week, twelve hours a day, for over six years
You can trust any source you want...but I will trust my own eyes, my
own experience, and my own research.
When "GasLand" and the other scary documentaries about frac'ing came
out I became concerned that what I was doing was harming the environment
in some sort of catastophic and completely unreasonable way. so I started
researching. What exactly was in this water and sand "slurry" (as you put it)
(BTW it is not a slurry--it is a WHOLE LOT of water, a little bit of sand, and
a minute amount of chemicals) that I was pumping into the ground?
It turns out that most of the "chemicals" were actually detergents (soap).
The really bad ones were basically antiseptics that keep dangerous H2S
gases from forming. Nothing very nefarious at all. I drive a truck that transports
these chems and am required by OSHA to have a complete manifest of ANY
chemicals that are toxic in any way at my fingertips at all times.
To be honest I wouldn't want to drink any of it, but it is not nearly as
dangerous as has been portrayed.
Like I have stated before, the danger is not in the frac'ing process. The
water is sent down and the shale is pressurized. Then the water and gas
comes back up and the pressure is relieved.
If you want to know what I DO consider to be a threat, research what
happens to the waste water that comes back up after frac'ing....
edit on 15-9-2013 by rival because: (no reason given)