Saturday, June 28, 2014

Massive fire at a well-site in Monroe Co. OH

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Massive fire at a well-site in Monroe Co. OH: "The main concern is about the firing spreading,
but also explosions as the gas well heads get hot and when they heat up they tend to explode,
and that could cause debris to fly through the air for up to a mile radius."

St. Clairsville, Ohio State Patrol Lieutenant James Fonda, speaking about today's gas well
fire that has evacuated 20-25 homes and involves six fire companies from Ohio and West Virginia.

http://www.wtrf.com/story/25894483/authorities-confirm-well-site-fire-in-monroe-county


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3 comments:

Julie Haught said...

I grew up in Monroe County and my brother and sister-in-law live on the ridge adjacent to Long Ridge where this massive fire erupted. The valley has been environmentally devastated for decades from chemical plants and coal mines. The addition of the fracking is wreaking havoc on the land, the roads, and people's lives. Some are profiting, but all will have to live with the consequences of this short-sighted energy-grab.

Dave said...

I also grew up in Monroe County. The huge increase in oil and gas business in SE Ohio is the first economic boost the area since the Ormet plant started near Sardis and the original oil boom back in the 10's...the 1910's...as you SHOULD know if you're really from the area.

Keep your pious, liberal, tree-hugging, solar-and-wind-is-the-only-solution opinions to yourself. Certainly the folks in Monroe County couldn't care less. To them, this isn't a "energy-grap" but a their first chance at a "grap at normalcy" in over 50 years.

Bill Huston said...

> The huge increase in oil and gas business in SE Ohio is the first economic boost the area since ...

Yeah, same thing in NE PA. But what good is an "economic boost" when your world is turned upside down, a formal rural community is industrialized, and the water is contaminated?


Just check out the
Six County NE PA Water Contamination Map