Officials advised the farmer on whose land the well was drilled that his cattle could no longer drink from the stream.
It's not disingenuous at all; I said in the very next sentence, which you quoted, that nobody should be allowed to drink it. Animals (cows in particular) are stupid and will drink salt water if they are sufficiently thirsty and then fall over sick and/or die. But it's not permanent. It's just salt water. It'll be fine a few days, depending on how strong the flow of the stream is.
ALLENTOWN, Pa. — A blowout at a natural gas well in rural northern Pennsylvania spilled thousands of gallons of chemical-laced water Wednesday, contaminating a stream and leading officials to ask seven families who live nearby to evacuate as crews struggled to stop the gusher.
"We've been able to limit the flow. We're still doing additional work to regain full control," said Brian Grove of Chesapeake Energy. He added there is no telling yet how much of that extremely salty water mixed with chemicals and sand has impacted the nearby Towanda Creek, but no gas has escaped into the air.
A front group is an organization that purports to represent one agenda while in reality it serves some other party or interest whose sponsorship is hidden or rarely mentioned.
What we do know fracking solutions contain are benezene, ethyl-benezene, toluene, xlene, formaldehyde, and hydrochloric acid. All have been found in the drinking water after hydrolic fracturing has been begun. What we don't know is whether this is from the water and fracking solution that remains in the ground or is from spillage from the 15 to 30% of the water and solution that comes back up after the rock is fractured.
In Dimock in Susquehanna County Pennsylvania a number of wells have become polluted with hazardous materials since Cabot Oil began drilling. Some wells have methane gas in the water causing a well house to explode and others have been able to light their water on fire. Cabot has admitted to the contamination.
Not really. With net metering, you use the grid's electricity when your solar panels aren't producing as much as you use, but if your system is sized appropriately, it all evens out. I deliberately installed a PV system that makes more power than I use.
Enjoy your coal pollution then. I'll send you the bill for the asthma medication and you can explain why 10x the greenhouse gas seemed like such a great idea.
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