Posts Tagged With: Natural gas

Pa. allows dumping of tainted waters from gas boom

By Bob L.

Here is a case of cleaning up U.S. Pollution, (YA RIGHT) now if you remember this is what Obama Campaigned on, cleaning up this Country, and getting away from foreign Dependence, well this looks like this is the future of America, and like the OLD SAYING, FOR EVERY ACTION THERE IS A REACTION, SO, there needs to be a study of the reaction, this is what is over looked before taking action and knowing what you want before you do any thing.

This Country today runs off half cocked because some one made every one believe that this is fact and nothing can go wrong, but in the end is the reaction from failure to do the study before the ACTION.

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By DAVID B. CARUSO, Associated Press
Mon Jan 3 2011

The natural gas boom gripping parts of the U.S. has a nasty byproduct: waste water so salty, and so polluted with metals like barium and strontium, that most states require drillers to get rid of the stuff by injecting it down shafts thousands of feet deep.

Not in Pennsylvania, one of the states at the center of the gas rush.

There, the liquid that gushes from gas wells is only partially treated for substances that could be environmentally harmful, then dumped into rivers and streams from which communities get their drinking water.

In the two years since the frenzy of activity began in the vast underground rock formation known as the Marcellus Shale, Pennsylvania has been Continue reading

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