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Sat Nov 10, 2012, 08:24 AM

Applied Frackonomics

Hang in there for the dry satire, starting about 1:02 in....


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Reply Applied Frackonomics (Original post)
grntuscarora Nov 2012 OP
lalalu Nov 2012 #1
Viva_La_Revolution Nov 2012 #2
lalalu Nov 2012 #3
Viva_La_Revolution Nov 2012 #4
lalalu Nov 2012 #6
limpyhobbler Nov 2012 #5

Response to grntuscarora (Original post)

Sat Nov 10, 2012, 08:31 AM

1. I am still confused about fracking.

 

Who came up with this idea? The whole concept seems dangerous to me unless I am missing something. When first learning basic science one of the things that struck me was how fragile earth's core could be. Messing with the components and pressure of deep earth just seems suicidal.

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Response to lalalu (Reply #1)

Sat Nov 10, 2012, 01:23 PM

2. they don't drill that deep

for pressure or the mantle to have anything to do with it.

You are correct in that it's dangerous and stupid. the toxic chemicals are really the problem, one because it takes clean water and makes it forever toxic, and two because the chemicals themselves don't stay where they inject them, they migrate and poison underground water.

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Response to Viva_La_Revolution (Reply #2)

Sat Nov 10, 2012, 01:35 PM

3. I was wondering if it was possible

 

for those chemicals to erode and sink deeper into the core over time? I have read different reports on the chemicals used and their breakdown over time.

Thanks for the information. I am really trying to get a clear picture on this. I saw one documentary where the people were living with water that was permanently green. Then there are the reports this may contribute to tremors. Scary.

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Response to lalalu (Reply #3)

Sat Nov 10, 2012, 02:05 PM

4. Here's a visual that should help



this is a close up of the blue layer


the chemicals could theoretically make it to the mantle some day, but usually they stay approximately where they were injected.

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Response to Viva_La_Revolution (Reply #4)

Sat Nov 10, 2012, 02:32 PM

6. Thank You

 

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Response to grntuscarora (Original post)

Sat Nov 10, 2012, 02:18 PM

5. kick and rec.

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