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Suit seeks injunction against fracking

October 8, 2013

The Muskingum Watershed Conservancy District has been named in a second lawsuit by a Seneca Lake couple who feels their idyllic cottage life is being threatened by the organization’s lease agreement......

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mttahiller

Oct-08-13 7:05 AM

They can prove that the frac water is toxic and radioactive??? Ok then prove it. The industry has been fracing wells for decades. It is salt water and sand with trace amounts of chemicals to decrease friction and make the fluid perform better. Do a google search and the companies list the contents of the fluid. I say if they are so afraid of the positive economic development in southeast ohio then go ahead and sell. Prime real estate on the lake will be snapped up fast and they can move to another lake.

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Woodman

Oct-08-13 7:35 AM

I bet they don't own a barn.

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mttahiller

Oct-08-13 12:56 PM

From the very article you cited... Did you read it? "But other research has found little harm from fracking. Duke and federal scientists, in a study released earlier this year, found no evidence that shale gas production in Arkansas caused groundwater contamination. A Department of Energy study this year also found no proof that fracking chemicals tainted drinking water aquifers at a western Pennsylvania drilling site.

Scientists attribute the mixed research results to varying geology and industry practices nationwide. Fracking fluids are sometimes reused or disposed of in deep injection wells, but in some cases, they are treated and released into public waterways."

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Goodoleme

Oct-08-13 1:50 PM

Lazy People protesting more jobs

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BryanH

Oct-08-13 2:59 PM

Just a few words... They use radiation to to survey the wells as they are drilling them which I've never seen anyone testing for radiation anywhere close to any of these pads go figure and also they use oil based mud to drill with which is dumped at all your local landfills which has to be healthy for the environment screw the oil and gas industry!!!

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BeRight

Oct-08-13 6:19 PM

I would guess the the radioactive materails are of such a low level that they would not make you glow in the dark. Also, there is radioactive materials im many of the instuments used in the plants in the valley. They all have geiger counters.

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Thrifty

Oct-09-13 12:53 AM

Study the methane gas release from these wells -- it's pretty well proven science that the net greenhouse gas effect across the entire life-cycle of these gas wells is equal or worse that the greenhouse effects due to carbon emissions from coal-burning power plants. Mainstream news to follow soon, unless it's quashed since it doesn't square with the Obama EPA agenda. Would be nice if the TIMES would do an in-depth article on this; we certainly have a local vested interest since we're losing the Beverly power plants due to faulty science.

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roksmith

Oct-09-13 3:52 PM

I suppose I am curious.. For those who think that there is nothing wrong with fracking, as it is currently done... What level of contamination to the environment would be enough to change your mind? And what group of scientists would need to do the research so that you would consider it valid findings?

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