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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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!
You have to wonder whether Sunbury mayor, Dave Persing, really has any very good idea—or even a glimmer of moral compass—about what might be involved in the Clean Harbors construction of a Marcellus Shale Waste Processing Facility smack-dab in the middle of that small city. Planned for the long-idled and stunning eyesore, the Knight-Celotex fiberboard thermal insulation plant shuttered its doors and declared Chapter 11 bankruptcy in April, 2009 (Knight-Celotex files for bankuptcy » News » … [Read more...] about Clean Harbors Spells Frack-Tastrophe for the Citizens of Sunbury: Sold Down the Susquehanna by Mayor Dave Persing
States Undermine Rationale for No Fed Frack Regulations New study details Marcellus/Utica shale states’ failures to regulate oil & gas waste, leaving health and environment at risk Washington, D.C., April 2nd -- A new report shows that states ignore the risks of sometimes hazardous oil and gas waste despite EPA’s exemption of such waste from federal oversight based on “adequate” state management. Wasting Away: Four states’ failure to manage oil and gas waste in the Marcellus and Utica … [Read more...] about Why States Fail to Regulate Frack Waste
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
This data is from the MacGeorge Gas Well drilled by WPX Energy , which is now defunct in our county, thankfully, and has left with lawsuits trailing them and they sold their gas leases to the another , gas company, Southwestern Energy. These four wells on this gas site were drilled in 2012.....and of course, have several DEP Violations....it is surrounded by private, water wells.. by Vera Scroggins, Silver Lake Twp., Pa., Susquehanna County Well Name: MACGEORGE SOUTHEAST … [Read more...] about How Much Frack Filth Does One Marcellus Shale Well Generate?
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
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
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 ?