Re: GOP clarifies its view on rape/abortion
posted at 8/21/2012 6:16 PM EDT
In Response to Re: GOP clarifies its view on rape/abortion
[QUOTE]In Response to Re: GOP clarifies its view on rape/abortion : Frack you on the natural gas. I got no problem with natural gas. It's replacing coal in the process of making electricity. Doesn't fracking require a lot of water? And doen't it run the risk of contaminating well water. Still preferable to tar sands, which seems to have the worst aspects of strip mining for coal and gold mining. They dig down to the tar sands. Create huge cauldrons with hot water and tar sands to seperate the oil, leaving behind a pool of toxic waste. I wish solar panels would go the way of computer hard disks. A terabyte can fit in the same physical space as 20 MB did 30 years ago.
Posted by DirtyWaterLover[/QUOTE]
Actually fracking has been going on the country for about 60 years with the new technology they can get to where the shale gas exists down about a 1200 feet (in NY Marselles Shale) and then drill horizontally.
The aquifer exists at about 200 foot with 1000 feet of solid between it and where the hydrofracking takes place.
From what I've read after the well is installed it is then encapsulated in two separate layers of concrete from the shale all the way uninterrupted up to the surface.
Yes there is waste water, 98.5-99.5 percent of what is used in the hydrofracking process is sand and water the other 1 percent chemicals.
With waste water comes the need for water treatment facilities which create more jobs both in the construction and then in the maintenance and truck drivers to haul water.
As in any other industrial endeavor particularly one that involves the surrounding environment strict guidelines and controls need to be enacted and adhered to.
Northern Pennsylvania is currently reaping the benefits of hydrofracking. You cannot find a hotel room in either Chenango or Chemung county New York just north of the border, all the communites along the border are booming, those two counties in NY courrently receiving record tax revenues.
The state of Pennsylvania closely monitors all the wells and activity going on in that locale. 10s of thousands of new jobs in that area is the spinoff, albeit hard work most workers earning generally in the 80k per year neighborhood.
NY state is currently awaiting a decision from the Governor and encon for approval to proceed with hydrofracking in the Marselles Shale.