For those that have been visiting for a few years, you know my thoughts on the geology of the Marcellus Shale Zone. Sooner or later, the toxic brew they are pumping underground at pressures greater than that which naturally exists in the surrounding bedrock WILL migrate along old and new fractures and contaminate our groundwater supply.
Of this, I have no doubt whatsoever.
It may take a few years, or decades, but the bedrock above the MSZ has too many fractures, both known and unknown, for me to believe anything else. Plus...I had some great Geology Profs along the way that I still keep in touch with.
Anyway, here's some recent back and forth on this topic from the "experts" out there. Read the statements from the pro-industry folks very carefully, like this one:
“In my view the issue is settled, which is that it can’t happen on a time scale that is important to mankind,” Engelder said in an interview.
Hmmm..."a time scale that is important to mankind"
Maybe not this generation of mankind...
Our picture perfect impermeable/unfractured PA bedrock...