Marcellus Waste Radioactivity In Water Leaching From Landfills / Public News Service

Marcellus Waste Radioactivity In Water Leaching From Landfills / Public News Service.

No hydrofracking waste on roads or in treatment plants in Onondaga County, legislators decide | syracuse.com

No hydrofracking waste on roads or in treatment plants in Onondaga County, legislators decide | syracuse.com.

The Facts about New York and Fracking Waste | Riverkeeper

The Facts about New York and Fracking Waste | Riverkeeper.

PA Releases Unconventional Production and Waste Data

PA Releases Unconventional Production and Waste Data.

▶ An Aerial View of Hydraulic Fracking Along The Marcellus Shale – YouTube

▶ An Aerial View of Hydraulic Fracking Along The Marcellus Shale – YouTube.

New York Imports Pennsylvania’s Radioactive Fracking Waste Despite Falsified Water Tests « DC BureauDC Bureau

New York Imports Pennsylvania’s Radioactive Fracking Waste Despite Falsified Water Tests « DC BureauDC Bureau.

The Trillion-Gallon Loophole: Lax Rules for Drillers that Inject Pollutants Into the Earth – ProPublica

The Trillion-Gallon Loophole: Lax Rules for Drillers that Inject Pollutants Into the Earth – ProPublica.

PA fracking waste destinations

 PA fracking waste destinations 

Also, PA Department of Environmental Protection provides well production and waste data. I’ve pulled out the sites in PA that ship their waste to NYS from January 2011 to June 2012. Click on the dots for pop-up windows with more information. Also, know that the second button from the left will expand the table of contents so you can toggle on and off the 2011 and 2012 data.

http://bit.ly/QYskBt

In summary:

In 2011, 5 NYS landfills (Angelica, Lowman, Niagara Falls, Painted Post, and Waterloo) received a total of:

  • 213,724.44 tons of drill cuttings
  • 8590 Bbls of drilling fluid
  • 1320 BBls of flow-back fluid
  • 443.47 tons of flow-back fracturing sand
  • 445 BBls of produced fluid

From January to June, 2012, 3 NYS landfills (at Lowman, Niagara Falls, and Painted Post) received a total of:

  • 54,958.36 tons of drill cuttings
  • 8199.48 Bbl of drilling fluids
  • 55.7 tons of flow-back fracturing sand

ARD – Munich – Fracking German Report – concerned residents, contaminated lands (English Sub) – YouTube

ARD – Munich – Fracking German Report – concerned residents, contaminated lands (English Sub) – YouTube.  Friends–

In the gas fields of northern Germany, formation fluid is carried via a network of underground pipes to a disposal reservoir.  It’s a closed loop system.  In spite of that, an alleged cancer cluster in the rural communities located above these pipelines prompted soil testing which found impressively high levels of benzene.
The pipes are made of heavy duty plastic and do not appear to be corroding or leaking.  The tentative explanation is that benzene and other hydrocarbons are actually diffusing through the plastic pipe itself.
It’s possible that industry had prior knowledge that these plastic materials allow for the diffusion of lightweight hydrocarbons, and that revelation is now part of the scandal.
Here below is an English-subtitled report about that story.  A contact from Germany tells me that the company (RWE DEA) is now no longer allowed to use this disposal well.
A footnote from me:  Not only is benzene one of a small handful of chemicals classified by government and international agencies around the world as PROVEN human carcinogen, it is an escape artist.  Benzene is the Houdini of hydrocarbons.
Questions for New York:
How could we transport millions of gallons of benzene-contaminated fracking wastewater, or treat it on site, and entirely isolate and contain every single benzene molecule in perpetuity?
If German engineering cannot create a closed loop system for fracking waste that prevents the release of known carcinogens into human communities, who can?
Are outbreaks of cancer in people the way that NYS plans to identify unanticipated materials and engineering problems?

Kind regards,  Sandra

America’s hidden 60 million barrel a day industry | Energy | News | Financial Post

America’s hidden 60 million barrel a day industry | Energy | News | Financial Post.

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