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Join Date: Jun 2012
Location: washington county
Re: You All Have Got To Read This
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Hydraulic fracturing, itself, is of little to no issue of concern.
Never has been.
It is possible to lose a treatment due to a bad cement job or natural fractures in some zones but so that has always been and at much shallower depths than the Marcellus or Utica are found...and no company wishes to lose a treatment.
Damage attributed to local drinking water issues, a non-starter.
Shallow gas has been an issue in many parts of the central Apps. re the water table and coal mine explosions since Hector achieved puphood.
Concern today directed to that process is mostly due to bad information, deliberate spin and lack of mineral rights ownership.
However, that is not to say that there can not be problems with any industry or with any industrial boom....booms often carry burdens when too many try to get rich too quickly.
And, along with the increase in filthy lucre to the state and individuals, booms can weigh heavy on the local infrastructure and individual way of Life.
That is the way such has always been.
One legitimate concern re the Marcellus or Utica, and there are some, is obtaining water for the process and then disposing/treating the water upon return.
Both waaay more important that the silly concern over stimulation of the Marcellus itself.
I would also add that while the Play has opened up some forest floor to the benefitting Sun, that also raises the problem of an increase in the bush honeysuckle varietals spreading amuck which, imo, are worse than multiple rose.
Regulations are present to reign in and monitor activity in this latest boom and all the individuals involved need their feet held to the fire regarding following those regulations.
Fairness, intelligence and clear-thinking though needs to replace the dolts spitting out "stuff" simply meant to enflame and mislead.
Re the radioactive comment.
Radioactive sand has been added to some fracture treatments, if there is a concern for loss into an upper zone for decades...and decades.
Once, I even drank some RA stuff to get a good look at my digestive tract.
Radioactive is a buzzword solely meant to enflame the easy-to-influence folks wearing the tinfoiled Stormy Kromers.
There is some evidence that this boom is busting on a wider multi-state perspective.
I expect that what one will see is a stepping back and realigning with fewer stars in people's eyes.
Hopefully, not too many folks counted unhatched chickens or did invest wisely.
And more hopefully, we keep an honest focus on all environmental issues and seek to allow jealousy and ignorance to maintain less of a chokehold on our commonsense.
GBE was correct....decades ago.
Rory has a good owner now....lucky lad.