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Triad awaits OK on brine hauling

January 16, 2013

A local disposal company says transporting brine from fracking operations in Pennsylvania to New Matamoras by barge is a better method than trucking, but the U.S....

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Jan-16-13 10:04 PM

"For every one barge accident, there are 2,100 accidents by truck," How many gallons of fluid does a barge hold vs a truck, and how many barges are tied together at any given time. That's a lot more cleanup than 1 truck accident with the potential to affect areas hundred's of miles away. And as for the other hazardous materials plying our waterways that most of the public is unaware of, maybe it's time to take a look at that. No, I'm not a treehugger, and I believe the EPA has cost to many jobs in the Ohio Valley over stupidity, but, come on. Let's use some common sense here.

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Jan-16-13 9:27 PM

Ha, I wonder if sunbird and asknot (who want each state to keep their own produced water) would also vote in favor of all the oil and natural gas staying in the state in which it is produced????

Can anyone say the words "freeze to death in the dark"???

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Jan-16-13 6:02 PM

1 "trace" chemical in this fluid, benzene. Now tell them Johnny. How many parts per ?, does it take for benzene to be a carcinagineon? Why Bob it only takes 1 part per billion. Who wants to be the next contestant to be presribed and administered chemotherapy.

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Jan-16-13 4:44 PM

Lol I remember when they used to take the brine and put on unpaved country roads for dust control. I see no big deal here. Let em ship it on barges.

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Jan-16-13 1:30 PM

Are you kidding me? It is wastewater. We barge gasoline, chlorine, and all kinds of dangerous goods up and down the river everyday without incident and we are going to worry about some salty water with trace amounts of chemicals. Look at the barges tied up at PPG north of New Martinsville WV and think about what would happen if that barge ran into a bridge as it went by Marietta. That chlorine reacting with the water would literally cover up the valley with Hcl vapors. Oil and gas wells have been "Fracked" for decades and yes these horizontal wells use more of it but the answer is make the industry build treatment facilities for this waste water and remove the salts and other trace chemical and reuse the water rather than inject it into the dry holes they are calling Injection wells.

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Jan-16-13 10:55 AM

Let's call an apple an apple Mr. Jack. The biggest reason Triad wants to barge the water here is that it saves Triad money--if it cost them more to barge it, saving the roads and increased truck traffic would mean nothing to them. What the Times reporter neglected to report was when was the last time there was a barge spill on the river.

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Jan-16-13 10:43 AM

So PA thinks the water is ubsafe and won't let them deep well injected it there.But if they truck it to Ohio it's now safe? Well at least everyone will have health insurance to treat the cancer.

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Jan-16-13 9:28 AM

for one thhis isnt waste. Secondly all waste should be dumped in NYC and CA

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Jan-16-13 8:10 AM

Each US state should keep their own (hazardous) brine in their own state and not transport it to other states to pollute, etc.

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