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Fri Feb 15, 2013, 07:57 AM

Water fouled with fracking chemicals spews near Windsor

http://www.denverpost.com/environment/ci_22586154/water-fouled-fracking-chemicals-spews-near-windsor#ixzz2KtXZa9oE



A natural gas well near Windsor on Tuesday spews a smelly stream of steaming, greenish fluid after a mechanical failure on the surface of the site.

Water fouled with fracking chemicals spews near Windsor
By Bruce Finley
The Denver Post
Posted: 02/14/2013 12:01:00 AM MST
Updated: 02/14/2013 12:08:14 PM MST

State regulators say at least 84,000 gallons of water contaminated with oil and chemicals used in hydraulic fracturing spilled from a broken well-head in a field about 4 miles north of Windsor.

A mechanical failure at about 9:30 a.m. Monday sent a smelly stream of steaming, greenish fluid onto soil and required fire trucks testing air every 30 minutes to ensure leaking natural gas was not about to explode and the use of a vacuum truck to try to suck up the liquid, state natural resources spokesman Todd Hartman said.

The flow from the well bore was stopped more than 30 hours later.

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About 17 percent of 2,078 oil and gas spills that companies reported since January 2008 have contaminated groundwater. Fracking wastewater is one of the most common substances spilled.

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Reply Water fouled with fracking chemicals spews near Windsor (Original post)
unhappycamper Feb 2013 OP
pipoman Feb 2013 #1
mountain grammy Feb 2013 #2
AndyA Feb 2013 #3
awoke_in_2003 Feb 2013 #6
Doremus Feb 2013 #9
AndyA Feb 2013 #13
Slit Skirt Feb 2013 #4
NoMoreWarNow Feb 2013 #5
valerief Feb 2013 #8
valerief Feb 2013 #7
Coyotl Feb 2013 #10
Squaredeal Feb 2013 #11
raouldukelives Feb 2013 #14
intheflow Feb 2013 #12

Response to unhappycamper (Original post)

Fri Feb 15, 2013, 08:12 AM

1. Send in that Colorado governor

who likes drinking the fracking water..he can bottle it up and take it to the next fracking meeting as a refreshment..

http://www.democraticunderground.com/10022369377

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Response to unhappycamper (Original post)

Fri Feb 15, 2013, 09:18 AM

2. But, but, but, it's safe to drink! Take a big gulp, Hickenlooper!

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Response to unhappycamper (Original post)

Fri Feb 15, 2013, 09:48 AM

3. I read a report that fracking may also contribute to earthquakes

How long are these companies going to destroy the planet before they're stopped? They don't even attempt to capture the natural gas, they just burn it off with a flare because it would be too expensive to capture it. What a waste of natural resources.

When I get my natural gas bill for heating, it sure seems to be a valuable commodity, worth saving.

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Response to AndyA (Reply #3)

Fri Feb 15, 2013, 10:38 AM

6. They will stop...

only once everyone is dead or society collapses.

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Response to AndyA (Reply #3)

Fri Feb 15, 2013, 10:51 AM

9. Fracking is a way to drill for natural gas, not oil.

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Response to Doremus (Reply #9)

Fri Feb 15, 2013, 02:06 PM

13. Fracking is for oil or natural gas

In the report I read, North Dakota oil companies were fracturing for oil, and just burning off the natural gas that was released, stating it would be cost prohibitive to capture it. The fumes from the flares are polluting the air and causing health issues for animals and people in the area.

Apparently, this is OK until 2015 according to this news report: http://www.reuters.com/article/2012/04/18/us-usa-fracking-emissions-idUSBRE83H0UH20120418

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Response to unhappycamper (Original post)

Fri Feb 15, 2013, 10:12 AM

4. I went to a "town hall" in Denver about fracking about a week ago

The townhall by Representative Beth McCann was really a propaganda pitch for the oil and gas industry, telling us how wonderful it is.
30 inspectors for 50,000 wells. That means each inspector must inspect 1667 wells per yer....an impossible task.
This is something that has to be stopped, but when you have a governor that actually makes commercials for these guys it is a little hard to fight.
The politicians say they don't want to stop it because it is too much of an economic driver in Colorado....so is child prostitution..doesn't mean we should do it.

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Response to unhappycamper (Original post)

Fri Feb 15, 2013, 10:20 AM

5. something has to give sooner or later

 

how far are these assholes going to go to get their precious oil and gas, how many people have to be poisoned or killed?

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Response to NoMoreWarNow (Reply #5)

Fri Feb 15, 2013, 10:49 AM

8. They. Don't. Care. Not even a little. Money is all.

Never underestimate the power of insanity.

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Response to unhappycamper (Original post)

Fri Feb 15, 2013, 10:48 AM

7. Take a sip of that crap, Rubio! nt

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Response to unhappycamper (Original post)

Fri Feb 15, 2013, 10:52 AM

10. Don't drink the flammible water.

Or the damn kool-aid about how safe fracking is.

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Response to unhappycamper (Original post)

Fri Feb 15, 2013, 10:57 AM

11. Do you own a gas company?

Commercial from the Gas and Oil Industry:
"If you own mutual funds, change are that you do." In other words, what's a little pollution as long as you're getting your share of the spoils?

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Response to Squaredeal (Reply #11)

Sat Feb 16, 2013, 03:38 AM

14. Thank a Wall St investor for financing climate change deniers today! nt

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Response to unhappycamper (Original post)

Fri Feb 15, 2013, 11:12 AM

12. My backyard. Charming new to wake up to.

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