Friday, December 2, 2011

Fracking Consequences

A reader recommended a story on the shortcuts drilling companies take when leasing private land.
So Mr. Ely said he was surprised several years later when the drilling company, Cabot Oil and Gas, informed them that rather than draining and hauling away the toxic drilling sludge stored in large waste ponds on the property, it would leave the waste, cover it with dirt and seed the area with grass. He knew that waste pond liners can leak, seeping contaminated waste.
Sludge is being transferred in and around Webb County.  Even if it is being disposed of from leased land, what are the chances it is being properly handled?

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