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Thursday, July 26, 2012

DEP: The Pinnacle of Moral Turpitude




Right now, in Bradford County/Leroy Township, an incredible amount of methane is STILL gurgling out of the ground within a short ( as the crow flies ) distance from the Morse Well Pad. In one of the videos I took on 7/22/2012, the flame we ignited continued to burn for several seconds after we pulled the lighter away. We repeated this at multiple locations over a fairly large area until common sense chimed in and told us not to push our luck. In other words, this is not an isolated occurrence limited to a small area.

And while local residents continue to breathe this stuff 24/7, the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection claims the situation is under control and pretty much over.
  
To all who visit...have faith. And patience.

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3 comments:

  1. WOWSA! And just what is Chesapeake Energy and the DEP doing about this? These people are sitting on top of a time bomb now!

    Please keep us updated.

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  2. Frightening. Just frightening. Our existence means nothing to them and I guess some of us old-timers have been bathing in tubs of Lord knows what! Submerged in poison as we cleansed ourselves over a lifetime. Too many dishonest people are everywhere I turn. Pennsylvania, you haven't killed me yet, but I have lost faith in you.

    Yours in the Love of Christ,
    Mrs. Walter J. Katsellas, Jr.

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  3. Suggest you check out this report from Duke University
    Geochemical evidence for possible natural migration of Marcellus Formation brine

    http://www.pnas.org/content/early/2012/07/03/1121181109.full.pdf+html

    regarding the standard "methane was there before fracking" excuse:

    This study shows that some areas of elevated salinity with type D composition in NE PA were present prior to shale-gas development and most likely are unrelated to the most recent shale gas drilling; however, the coincidence of elevated salinity in shallow groundwater with a geochemical signature similar to produced water from the Marcellus Formation suggests that these areas could be at greater risk of contamination from shale gas development because of a preexisting network of cross-formational pathways that has enhanced hydraulic connectivity to deeper geological formations

    here's the important part:

    however, the coincidence of elevated salinity in shallow groundwater with a geochemical signature similar to produced water from the Marcellus Formation suggests that these areas could be at greater risk of contamination from shale gas development because of a preexisting network of cross-formational pathways that has enhanced hydraulic connectivity to deeper geological formations

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