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New Matamoras fracking protest draws law enforcement

February 19, 2013

About 100 people have gathered at a “fracking” waste storage site just south of New Matamoras as part of an anti-fracking protest....

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Feb-20-13 7:30 PM

government always likes a good snipe hunt. Then when you have idiots screaming for them to do more about the awful snipe escalation it makes an even more enjoyable day in the kingdom of the government god.

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Feb-20-13 1:23 AM

cupcake - Since we're idiots, I figured I'd inform you of the following basic errors in your post.

show should be shows apart should be a part there should be a space in this.All your should be you're there should be a space in yourselves.Your there should not be a space in the following - fracking . again, no space in the following - fullest . I have no idea why you doubled the period and then did not give any space in the following - entering..Hope One more time for the following, no space - key . local should be locals, as it is plural. There's more than one person around here. there should be a space after the comma and the following word should not be in caps lock. Also, there's no reason for an ellipsis at the end of this because the thought does not continue to something else - area,JEALOUS...

When you insult someone else's intelligence, it's best not to do it wrong.

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Feb-19-13 11:11 PM

The ignorance of the people who have written negative comments show only the ignorance and jealousy of those who can not be apart of this.All your doing is making complete idiots of yourselves.Your just jealous of those who are benefiting from the fracking .Glad they got locked up and I hope Hunter Green presses charges and to the fullest .Hope they get jail time for breaking and entering..Hope they lock them up and throw away the key .And for the local here in the area,JEALOUS...

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Feb-19-13 10:45 PM

@goodoleme So if the oil/gas companies create jobs it's ok for them to kill our children slowly with toxic waste? Your statement is so backward it's crazy trade the health of your family for a job?

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Feb-19-13 10:30 PM

Why is everyone so afraid of new technology? This is is a huge job creator. Doesn't anyone want that? Seems like people are trying to kill jobs and turn around and blame Obama..Yes there is probably a small heath hazard,but I bet this will cause less harm in a lifetime to what 90% of you on here complaining cause more damage to your body in a month... Just like the dupont c-8 fiasco. It list a cause of ailnets it COULD cause It did not say it did cause..How many other things cause the same thing?

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Feb-19-13 9:57 PM

The EPA will come down on them when the study is over by the end of the year.

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Feb-19-13 9:18 PM

TxBuckeye= Road salt contains how much Benzene. And for the umpteenth time, Benzene is a carcinogeon at 1 part per billion. Admittedly there is a new quote safer fracking fluid, but until this becomes used more than the "formulaic protected" fracking fluid, I`ll cut more firewood, and get gas from a vertical producing 40 year old well.

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Feb-19-13 8:55 PM

Holy Moly, I hate to sound rude, but will. What a bunch of totally idiotic comments. If this is what passes for informed dissent you all are missing the informed part of the equation.

BTW and FWIW, speaking of keeping produced water in the state it originates from; most people in oil & gas producing states would be more than happy to have that energy kept out of states that don't want that kind on inconvenience in their own back yard. The saying goes something like "let them freeze to death in the dark".

Oh, what do you suppose is dirtier water, runoff from the salted highways in the winter or the produced water from a gas well?

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Feb-19-13 8:30 PM

i think most of the cry babys are those that cant make any money off it im sure going to try and cash in on it the goverment wouldnt allow poison to be put into the ground

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Feb-19-13 8:10 PM

whats the problem all that stuff is natural that there are using to do the fracking my leech bed backed up last year and my garden last summer was the beest its ever been i hope they contact me about doing that on my lot. Does anyone know how i can get ahold of the companies to have my property surveyed for fracking?

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Feb-19-13 7:41 PM

Taking the waste somewhere else only moves the problem. No one wants this contaminated fluid in their state, not me or friends in other states. Until a non-toxic method can be developed, fracking with contaminated brine should not occur. And there is no way shipping this waste via the Ohio River should occur.

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Feb-19-13 7:25 PM

This toxic stuff will make us have the 3 eyed fish take it some where else were not your dumping pool

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Feb-19-13 6:56 PM

New York Department of Environmental Conservation analyzed 13 samples of wastewater brought up thousands of feet to the surface from drilling and found that they contained levels of radium-226, a derivative of uranium, as high as 267 times the limit safe for discharge into the environment and thousands of times the limit safe for people to drink.

Is that a good enough definition of TOXIC for you?? yeah just keep hauling here we don't amount of money is worth our health and that of are children and grandchildren; but that's just me...

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Feb-19-13 6:51 PM

Naturally occurring radioactive materials, known by the acronym NORM, are common in gas drilling waste. Radium, a potent carcinogen, is among the most dangerous of these metals because it gives off radon gas and takes 1,600 years to decay.

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Feb-19-13 6:48 PM

. What is your definition of toxic?

barium, zinc, cadmium, chromium, cobalt, copper, lead, mercury and nickel...all are commonly found in brine...

Somewhere between 20% – 40% of the water used for hydrofracking a well returns to the surface as wastewater, also known as produced water. This wastewater not only contains the toxic and hazardous chemicals used in fracking fluid but also contains contaminants that it picks up from deep within the earth, most notably heavy metals, volatile organic compounds, salty brine and radioactive materials.

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Feb-19-13 6:16 PM

I was reading about the oil/gas companies saying that if the governor raise the taxes on oil/gas they will move to a different state to drill. I'm thinking it's going to be ruff moving 3 million acres of land to a different state to drill on them.OH/PA/NY should bleed the oil/gas companies dry !!

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Feb-19-13 5:55 PM

I believe It is the technique involved in its' disposal that is at issue. I think that the frac fluids' toxicity is generally accepted by those on both sides of the disposal issue.

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Feb-19-13 5:31 PM

If you believe fracking waste is safe-- think again.

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Feb-19-13 5:29 PM

Let each U.S.state keep/store their own toxic waste--to help that along Ohio citizens should propose to Gov Kasich to ban any and all infusions of oil/gas toxic waste into our state.

AND to make it better yet, let Ohio ship its toxins to China.

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Feb-19-13 5:01 PM

@armycorp Toxic = Anything that causes cancer and benzine causes cancer it's a fact not fiction and it's in fractal fluid. So if's so safe why not have one of the trucks stop by your house fill up your bath tubs and let your kids take a bath in it ?

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Feb-19-13 4:55 PM

We're all of you demonstrators at New Mat? I have never heard such ill-informed misrepresentations of the truth. What is your definition of toxic?

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Feb-19-13 4:49 PM

If frac water is safe, let me see the oilmen drink it, then I might be convinced.

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Feb-19-13 4:48 PM

Should have used Jennifer Garrison as the attorney. She was on the radio yesterday stating her firm will not allow waste wells.

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Feb-19-13 4:48 PM

If the the Fractal fluid is so safe why did PA & NY ban it ? So if they take it across states line it's now safe in Ohio ?

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Feb-19-13 4:31 PM

m'tigers- I mean should not be comfortable allowing toxic waste, which it at the least,is,to be deposited into our geologic formations. And most particularly, accepting any generated in another state. So I guess my position would include more public awareness in all states, in what ever manner is the most effective.

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