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Injection wells ban?

House Bill would target disposal of ‘fracking’ waste

June 1, 2013

A recently introduced Ohio House Bill would halt the use of Ohio injection wells for the disposal of fracking waste. Introduced by Reps....

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namvet

Jun-04-13 11:33 PM

Ole lying Dick Cheney saw to it in 2005 that the oil companies were exempted from the Clean Water Act and thus Haliburton and others do not have to disclose the ingredients of the fracking mix.

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namvet

Jun-04-13 11:27 PM

If the gas and oil companies want to horizontal drill and frack,then just drill a class 2 vertical well on the same 640 acres to pump the frack mix and the flowback into.I am not against drilling---but i don't appreciate me having to spend $500 to have my well--lake and stream tested,because some boneheads drilled an injection well close to my farm.Also,it's a known fact that property values decrease by about 50% when an injection well is in the area.The chief of Ohio DNR fought against injection wells near his own domain,when he was a politician,but it's ok to drill them in rural Athens county,because the country folks are not important.

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thegreek

Jun-04-13 12:38 AM

If Pa is allegedly already polluted then we should send ours there !! They will not quit until Ohio is a barren waste land of absolutely nothing!!! No jobs, no money, but the air and water sure will be clean, unless they go after the ethanol in cow manure!!!The frac water is injected hundreds of feet BELOW the drinking water table !! There is NOTHING down there but toxicitity anyhow !!!Sulfuric acid, stuff like that. What they are putting down there came from the earth anyhow didnt it?? It is not from a terrestrial source is it??

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scrappile

Jun-03-13 9:54 PM

Sorry about the repeats, but evidence is evidently availible....

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scrappile

Jun-03-13 9:52 PM

Pa. drilling contaminated water supplies at 161 ... - The Vindicator ****vindy****/news/2013/.../newspaper-pa-drilling-contaminated-water/3 days ago – scranton, pa. Oil and gas development damaged the water supplies of at least 161 Pennsylvania homes, farms, churches and businesses ...

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scrappile

Jun-03-13 9:46 PM

ater supplies for 90 properties. Three of those cases were tied to old wells, one of which caused an explosion at a home after gas entered through a floor drain and accumulated in a basement.

The department repeatedly argued in court filings that it does not count how many determination letters it issues or track where they are kept in its files. The DEP also has fought efforts by The Associated Press and other news organizations to obtain similar records.

The state’s records suggest that drilling-related contamination incidents increased with the start of the Marcellus Shale drilling boom, with about 4,000 wells producing gas since 2008. Drilling damaged water supplies at a rate of more than 16 cases per year during the past five years, but for the 20 years before 2008, the rate was fewer than three per year.

The department’s water testing and reporting protocols have come under scrutiny in recent months as environmental activists and homeowners whose drilling-related complai

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scrappile

Jun-03-13 9:46 PM

ater supplies for 90 properties. Three of those cases were tied to old wells, one of which caused an explosion at a home after gas entered through a floor drain and accumulated in a basement.

The department repeatedly argued in court filings that it does not count how many determination letters it issues or track where they are kept in its files. The DEP also has fought efforts by The Associated Press and other news organizations to obtain similar records.

The state’s records suggest that drilling-related contamination incidents increased with the start of the Marcellus Shale drilling boom, with about 4,000 wells producing gas since 2008. Drilling damaged water supplies at a rate of more than 16 cases per year during the past five years, but for the 20 years before 2008, the rate was fewer than three per year.

The department’s water testing and reporting protocols have come under scrutiny in recent months as environmental activists and homeowners whose drilling-related complai

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scrappile

Jun-03-13 9:46 PM

ater supplies for 90 properties. Three of those cases were tied to old wells, one of which caused an explosion at a home after gas entered through a floor drain and accumulated in a basement.

The department repeatedly argued in court filings that it does not count how many determination letters it issues or track where they are kept in its files. The DEP also has fought efforts by The Associated Press and other news organizations to obtain similar records.

The state’s records suggest that drilling-related contamination incidents increased with the start of the Marcellus Shale drilling boom, with about 4,000 wells producing gas since 2008. Drilling damaged water supplies at a rate of more than 16 cases per year during the past five years, but for the 20 years before 2008, the rate was fewer than three per year.

The department’s water testing and reporting protocols have come under scrutiny in recent months as environmental activists and homeowners whose drilling-related complai

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scrappile

Jun-03-13 9:45 PM

ater supplies for 90 properties. Three of those cases were tied to old wells, one of which caused an explosion at a home after gas entered through a floor drain and accumulated in a basement.

The department repeatedly argued in court filings that it does not count how many determination letters it issues or track where they are kept in its files. The DEP also has fought efforts by The Associated Press and other news organizations to obtain similar records.

The state’s records suggest that drilling-related contamination incidents increased with the start of the Marcellus Shale drilling boom, with about 4,000 wells producing gas since 2008. Drilling damaged water supplies at a rate of more than 16 cases per year during the past five years, but for the 20 years before 2008, the rate was fewer than three per year.

The department’s water testing and reporting protocols have come under scrutiny in recent months as environmental activists and homeowners whose drilling-related complai

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scrappile

Jun-03-13 9:43 PM

Oil and gas development damaged the water supplies of at least 161 Pennsylvania homes, farms, churches and businesses between 2008 and fall 2012, according to state records obtained by a newspaper.

The Scranton Times-Tribune first requested the records in late 2011 under the Right to Know law, but the Department of Environmental Protection mounted legal challenges and didn’t release the records until late last year.

The Times-Tribune analyzed nearly 1,000 letters and enforcement orders written by DEP officials. The determination letters are sent to water-supply owners who complained that drilling activities polluted or diminished the flow of water to their wells.

About 17 percent of the investigations across the five-year period found that oil and gas activity disrupted water supplies either temporarily or seriously enough to require companies to replace the source.

According to the letters, faulty wells channeled natural gas into the water supplies for 90 properties. Three

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NasCarNut

Jun-03-13 12:55 PM

The take-home message is that regardless of the location, systematic monitoring of geochemical and isotopic tracers is necessary for assessing possible groundwater contamination," he said.  "Our findings in Arkansas are important, but we are still only beginning to evaluate and understand the environmental risks of shale gas development.  Much more research is needed."

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BeRight

Jun-03-13 10:51 AM

May 15, 2013-DURHAM, N.C. -- A new study by scientists at Duke University and the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) finds no evidence of groundwater contamination from shale gas production in Arkansas. These findings demonstrate that shale gas development, at least in this area, has been done without negatively impacting drinking water resources," said Nathaniel R. Warner, a PhD student at Duke and lead author of the study.

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NasCarNut

Jun-03-13 8:56 AM

The EPA is relying on the fracking companies to provide data for their study on "FRACKING AND SAFE DRINKING WATER"...after all that has happened with self reporting by industries why would the EPA rely on the industry and states depending on a continual flow of these two cash crops for data???...

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scrappile

Jun-02-13 5:22 PM

Derp with a big gulp, a company that brought us, ddt, pcb's, agent orange, and now won't label gmo's, buys off politicos and gets their people into offices of decision making processes that affect our food supply and with no long term studies say trust us, dupont says what about c8, trust us, now doctors do not know how to treat people getting sick around frack sites and tar sands pipelines, and what are the fossil fuel extractors saying trust us, , go ahead drink that benzene laced kool-aid, trust them, go ahead, parch that thirst....

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scrappile

Jun-02-13 5:10 PM

TML] Contaminated drinking water news

M Shale - Update, 2012 - savethewater**** ... But evidence is mounting that fracking pollutes groundwater with a witches' brew of toxic chemicals, creating imminent threats to public health and safety. ... Keep the frack out of my water. ... Following fracking operations this water would be returned to the waterways filthy.

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scrappile

Jun-02-13 5:03 PM

Potential Contaminant Pathways from Hydraulically ... - No Fracking! nofracking****/static/media/PDF/Fracking-Aquifers.pdf by T Myers - 2012 - Cited by 21 - Related articles consisting of water and additives, including benzene at ... Fracking fluid has been found in aquifers (DiGiulio et al. 2011; EPA 1987) ...... Migration of carrier and ...

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BeRight

Jun-02-13 3:28 PM

I absolutely, 100%, guarantee that Green Energy Wind Turbines used to generate electricity have killed thousands more birds than fracking has or fracking waste has.

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rocker

Jun-02-13 2:02 PM

Parrothead uhh I offered you proof from the epa. They say no water has been contaminated. And that is from obamas epa. So when you get REAL evidence it has harmed anything underground I'm open to hearing about it.

Lol I see you fell for the old "flammable water faucets" videos. That is usually from methane gas and it more than likely did that before any fracking occurred.

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scrappile

Jun-02-13 12:25 PM

The 8:24 paste needs reading by anyone who needs to see where your so-called representation lies, and who they lie with, and lie to, if you believe you have fair and equal representation, do a little diggin, don't take a birdwatchers word for it....

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scrappile

Jun-02-13 12:20 PM

Exxon doesn't want you to know #TarSands is making Mayflower ... inagist****/all/340540667459665923/2 days ago – ... want you to know #TarSands is making Mayflower residents sick after spill ... Doesn't Want You to Know People Are Getting Very, Very Sick ...

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Tessie

Jun-02-13 10:59 AM

Kombatboots, Try to use that bump between your shoulders for something other than a place to rest your hat. Underground swelling birds? How about birds in trees, the sky, contaminated water, contaminated ground that produces insect and plant life that feeds them?

Caspian your ignorance is showing. The injection wells are very, very deep. The waste wells are often old shallow wells that have been abandoned. It is the used brine that is of the most concern. Even if the water is allowed to evaporate, the holding ponds contain the used chemical laden sands. They haven't figured out what to do with the fracking sand. Oh, perhaps it will become a beach along the Ohio?! Or maybe it will be used to fill sandbags next time there's a flood? Or mixed into concrete so it "disappears"? That's the reality

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ETTAfication

Jun-01-13 11:44 PM

I am all for this bill! Fracking is good for Marietta's economy. Mr. Thompson fails to recognize that until we know what is in that fracking fluid, we should not allow it to be deposited into the earth. It's way risky to let that unknown fracking crap to get into our area's water tables/drinking water. Frack those frackers.

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scrappile

Jun-01-13 8:24 PM

ALEC Slips Exxon Fracking Loopholes into New Ohio Law ... ****nationofchange****/alec-slips-exxon-fracking-loopholes-new-ohio-la... Jun 1, 2012 – Andrew Thompson. Some co-sponsors became ALEC members in the lead up to ALEC's late 2011 meeting in ... Emails between representatives of ALEC, an Ohio state legislative aid and Time Warner .... By Dave Johnson ...

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scrappile

Jun-01-13 7:35 PM

As sonn as AEP, and others in the energy producing world , can patent sunshine, we will break the addiction to fossil fuels

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scrappile

Jun-01-13 7:30 PM

Appeals Court Agrees with Newspapers in Sealed Fracking Case ... stateimpact.npr****/.../appeals-court-agrees-with-newspapers-in-sealed-frac... Dec 7, 2012 – When you go to legislative hearings, industry spokespersons willl claim no water wells have been ruined by fracking, but it is the gag orders ...

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