From The Rachel - a compendium of articles and reports on radioactivity in shale gas and shale gas drilling waste. The most radioactive waste material are the drill cuttings from the horizontal (shale) section of a well. Since the shale is the most radioactive sedimentary layer, the horizontal section basically mines radioactive material. Disposing of radioactive drill cuttings can be particularly problematic. At a conventional well - where the cuttings are not from radioactive shale - … [Read more...] about Shale Gas Radioactivity
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A frack load more. Every fracking day. Fracking puts more hazardous radioactive material into the environment than all the US nuclear power plants combined. About a Fukushima worth a month. Another Chernobyl every six months. Three Mile Island ? Fracking child's play: one truckload of processed frack sludge has more radioactive material in it than all the leakage at Three Mile Island. The US nuclear industry produces about 2,000 tons of hazardous waste a year that has to be stored in a … [Read more...] about Fracking Produces More Radioactive Waste than Nuclear Power Plants
If the Oil & Gas Industry were held to the same environmental standards as other American Industries, they would not be ale to operate with a profit due the enormous amount of pollution and extensive environmental degradation - and public health problems - they create! "Scientists warn that if this radioactive waste is dumped in regular landfills, water running off from the landfills after rainstorms could carry radioactive materials into rivers, streams and drinking water … [Read more...] about Radioactive Frack Waste – Too Much of A ‘Good’ Thing!
The way they find shale is to look for the most radioactive sedimentary layer of rock in a well log. When the meter spikes, you've hit shale. It's that easy. If the reading is any higher, you've hit a vein of uranium. Congratulations. Your lucky day. When they drill a horizontal lateral through that shale, they are effectively mining miles of radium, uranium and strontium 90 - meaning a tons of radioactive material is removed with the drill cuttings. Everyone in the oil and gas industry over … [Read more...] about Hot Rocks – Radioactive Shale Drill Cuttings
A great summary of the radioactive risks of fracking - the world's second most hazardous form of radioactive energy. http://ehp.niehs.nih.gov/122-a50/ Environ Health Perspect; DOI:10.1289/ehp.122-A50 Radionuclides in Fracking Wastewater Valerie J. Brown, based in Oregon, has written for EHP since 1996. In 2009 she won a Society of Environmental Journalists’ Outstanding Explanatory Reporting award for her writing on epigenetics. About This Article open PDF Version (2.9 … [Read more...] about Fracking Radioactive
Coming to a narrow road near you real soon, or a land fill, or a municipal water plant, or trout stream. As previously noted, shale is the most radioactive sedimentary layer encountered -radioactivity is how shale is identified on a drilling log - which makes fracking it horizontally tantamount to solution mining radium. When frackwaste is recycled - and reused to frack another shale well, this effectively doubles the radioactivity. Repeat. When the frackwaste is processed and reduced to a … [Read more...] about Nuclear Frack Waste Convoys
Shale is radioactive - and that means fracking it brings radioactive materials to the surface. As previously discussed, shale is the most radioactive sedimentary layer - to find shale, you look for radiation in a gamma ray well log. If shale was not radioactive, we would not be able to find it. Drilling through it horizontally simply increases the amount of radioactive material exposed. Fracking the shale leaches the radioactive material out and transports it to the surface as flowback. Drill … [Read more...] about Radium Wells
Two years ago, in the New York Times series, Drilling Down, it was revealed radioactive waste water was being dumped into Pennsylvania’s rivers and streams. According to the DEP this practice has stopped. About 11 months ago, the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection (DEP), announced plans to study levels of Naturally Occurring Radioactive Materials (NORM) associated with natural gas drilling in the Marcellus Shale. The DEP says it plans to analyze radioactivity in frack … [Read more...] about FRACKING GOES RADIOACTIVE
That's not a rhetorical question . . . thousands of tanker-loads of radioactive frack sludge, literally too hot to dispose of. Paint the tankers Hot Pink and drive fast all the way to IdaFrackHo. Where else ? Dilemma: How to Dispose of Carcinogenic Radioactive Frack Waste? October 12, 2014 12:00 AM A few months ago, a Marcellus Shale operator approached Leong Ying, business development manager at the radiation measurement division of Thermo Fisher Scientific, with a problem. The … [Read more...] about Where to Get Rid of a Few Billion Gallons of Carcinogenic Radioactive Frack Slime ?
17th March 2015 By Aaron Dykes and Melissa Melton Guest Writers for Wake Up World Recently unearthed articles from the 1960s detail how nuclear waste was buried beneath the Earth’s surface by Halliburton & Co. for decades, as a means of disposing the by-products of post-World War II atomic energy production. Fracking is already a controversial practice on its face, so allowing industries to inject slurries of toxic, potentially carcinogenic compounds deep beneath the planet’s … [Read more...] about Revealed: Fracking Used to Inject Nuclear Waste Underground for Decades