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a minute amount of chemicals
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
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....
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i think that's what the concern is with the massive flood waters. the waste water not being contained and mixing with the flood and spreading all over the darn place. the media isn't even looking at that at all....... granted there are other priorities right now such as finding missing people and helping the ones that have lost their homes.
I have worked in the gas industry for seven years now.
There is nothing about frac'ing that flooding could affect to the detriment of
anything other than the crew and equipment.
Frac'ing involes pumping high-pressure fresh-water and sand into the ground
to open fissures in the shale strata---that's it. The water from frac'ing comes
from farmer's ponds, area lakes, and local resources. The water is sometimes
pumped into man-made ponds for convenience but it is clean.
The drilling process, however, uses drilling mud which is kept in small man
made ponds or frac tanks or some other type of reservoir. There is generally
not very much of it (a few truckloads) but if a pad were flooded it could pose
a leaking hazard, or spill completely.
Still, not to worry. Guess what we do with drilling mud when the drilling
process is over? We take truckloads of it to farm lands and dump it onto onto
the fields....it makes excellent fertilizeredit on 15-9-2013 by rival because: (no reason given)