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Wed Dec 19, 2012, 08:20 PM

Oh crap, he said. A lot of things could go wrong.

Shale drillers eager to move wastewater on barges

Benjamin Stout, a biology professor at Wheeling Jesuit University about 60 miles southwest of Pittsburgh, is one expert who didnt know about the Coast Guards review.

Oh crap, he said. A lot of things could go wrong.

For example, wastewater contains bromides. Bromides transform into carcinogens when they are pumped through water treatment facilities, Stout said.

If there was a barge accident, the treatment facilities would have to shut their intake valves of river water, he said. Cities such as Pittsburgh and Wheeling use water from the Ohio River for drinking.
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limpyhobbler Dec 2012 OP
valerief Dec 2012 #1
No Vested Interest Dec 2012 #4
doc03 Dec 2012 #2
limpyhobbler Dec 2012 #3
Ikonoklast Jan 2013 #5

Response to limpyhobbler (Original post)

Wed Dec 19, 2012, 08:32 PM

1. Yes, but it's worth all the risk, because the drilling will make rich people richer, and that's

the most important thing in the world.

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Response to valerief (Reply #1)

Wed Dec 19, 2012, 09:41 PM

4. They won't use "richer" argument

They'll say it will create jobs.
After all, they're the Job Creators!

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Response to limpyhobbler (Original post)

Wed Dec 19, 2012, 08:32 PM

2. Millions of tons of hazardous material have been transported on the

Ohio river for decades before fracking was even heard of. I drink the water myself.

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Response to doc03 (Reply #2)

Wed Dec 19, 2012, 08:48 PM

3. Yeah there must have always been some toxic stuff on the barges.

Certainly tons and tons of coal. Used to watch the stuff float by.

I'm not sure if maybe this stuff is any worse because of the radioactive ingredients.

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Response to doc03 (Reply #2)

Wed Jan 2, 2013, 05:38 PM

5. Guess none of these chemicals count...

http://outreach.lrh.usace.army.mil/Industries/Chemical/default.htm


Ohio River Basin Barge Traffic

Top Chemicals 2008

(values in millions of $)

Chemical
Tonnage
Value

OTHER HYDROCARBONS
2,760,511
$428

NITROGENOUS FERT
1,553,746
$149

ALCOHOLS
1,372,681
$633

SODIUM HYDROXIDE
773,399
$63

POTASSIC FERT
600,487
$98

NITROGEN FUNC COMP.
334,366
$1,461

ORGANIC COMP NEC
326,099
$383

INORG ELEM OXIDES & HALOGEN SALTS
298,689
$117

FERT & MIXES NEC
286,058
$512

CARBOXYLIC ACIDS
283,194
$226

Source: U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Waterborne Commerce Statistics




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