Sunday, October 23, 2016

Jim Willis: Fracking fluids 4x more concentrated coming back up than going in!

Sometimes I read Tom Shepstone's blog. Someone has to keep an eye on the opposition. It's painful to endure...

But sometimes I find some gems. Like this:

In this article, guest viewpoint by Jim Willis of MDN-- the purpose of which ostensibly is to trash the Park Foundation, Duke University, and the prove the safety of fracking-- I found this curious statement, trying to justify how fracking flowback fluids are safe:

"Our new analysis, however, shows that [chemical-laden fracking fluids]  only account for between 4 and 8 percent of wastewater being generated over the productive lifetime of fracked wells ...."

Recall we were always told that the dangerous chemicals only amounted to 1-2% of the injected fluids. There are dozens of citations online as to these percentages, including the NY rdSGEIS.

So somehow, these poisons become 4x more concentrated when they come up out of the ground? (Maybe the dry shale absorbs the water, but not the chemicals? Who knows what the mechanism might be...)

But that's OK, it's perfectly safe as these poisons have beneficial uses?

Um, OK...

Another gas industry PR Fail.

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be happy and free from suffering :)
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