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post #1 of 5 (permalink) Old 07-17-2012, 10:17 PM Thread Starter
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Fracking Damage

I keep hearing that the fracking has dried up streams, is possibly polluting ground water, and that there are more wells going in than anyone would believe. Anyone got the skinny on all this?

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post #2 of 5 (permalink) Old 07-17-2012, 10:47 PM
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Re: Fracking Damage

go to "Outdoor Issues" and check out the posts about fracking and pollution.
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post #3 of 5 (permalink) Old 07-18-2012, 08:14 AM
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Re: Fracking Damage

Marcellus shale wells are being drilled but are not polluting groundwater and they are not pulling down or polluting streams.

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post #4 of 5 (permalink) Old 07-19-2012, 02:09 PM
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Re: Fracking Damage

streams are drying up because there has been no rain. however once every so often, probably about 1 in 10,000 wells drilled pollution is an issue.

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post #5 of 5 (permalink) Old 07-23-2012, 12:16 AM
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Re: Fracking Damage

Lewellen - There are two sides to this story and you may only be getting information from one. Water withdrawals are regulated and have been halted in many areas due to lack of rainfall. There have been several suspected issues with ground water pollution but the recently published EPA test results haven't found the issues to be caused by fracking. Methane migration has occurred but that isn't due to fracking.
There certainly have been drill site accidents and you can see those in this section of the forum. As far as number of drill sites, more gas is produced from each site due to fracking than could be produced with vertical wells. Yes, there are going to be alot of them.

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