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Saturday, March 24, 2012

Marcellus Shale Reality Tour Part 5 Erupting Water Well

11 comments :

Anonymous said...

Yes we need gas, but to destroy peoples lives and the beauty of our area is simply tragic!
Even worse is when the protecting agency's deny that the problem is related to the drilling.

Anonymous said...

The same thing goes for wind turbines! Yes we need electric, but don't destroy this beautiful area and peoples lives with wind turbines.
At least with gas, we get a product that works. Wind turbines just fail on every front including making dependable electricity.

Janice L. Hancharick said...

For many, the quality of their lease agreement has almost guaranteed problems would arise. It's an extremely sad situation. Those whose beautiful country views are now construction-related may not be considering how torn up our hills and valleys once were due to the laying of solid surface roads, pipelines, heavy lumbering existed, and telephone/electric poles sprang up all over the place. Did folks lament the loss of a clear view "back in the day" or did they welcome the changes coming on the other side of the immediate mess?
We have little control over what our neighbors do, so if they have signed a poor lease with few reclamation clauses, and no time frames established ... we may indeed have to live with "what is".
Many of PA's OGM's are owned by those who live out of state. If all they look for is a high paying lease agreement, then there will be locals whose "gooses are cooked".
I am truly sorry for those experiencing hardships due to poor drilling practices due to inexperience or slipshod ways. However to blame these workers for all that has gone overlooks the drilling practices exercised throughout the Marcellus region since drilling began in the 1800's.
Drilling regulations were sparse for decades, partly out of ignorance and sometimes due to extenuating circumstances. During the World Wars and the Korean War (I know formally it's referred to as a Conflict ...phooey!)drilling was done 24/7. FAST! Supplying the war effort using our own natural resources was a necessity.
Today's drilling methods are far different for many reasons. We're learning.
Life is a learning process. Whether you have rights to lease or not, have a Tier III water test done. Extension offices have brochures with additional information. It's a start. 99.51% is the avg. for the amt. of freshwater and sand injected into a horizontal well. Additives typically make up 0.49%. By testing your water well now you'll learn what other components are in it besides "pure" water.
We all need to make our birth to death experiences a "fact-finding" tour.

Anonymous said...

Go to the web site and watch Part 6 of this series. See what one (1) animals greed (aka man) has done to dozens of human beings.

Anonymous said...

marcellus shale reality tour part 6 eviction


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=21-s2cNF14I

Anonymous said...

Janice, Your lease can't insure against a company going bankrupt, leaving reclamation and the cost to plug 100K-700K per well,to leaseholders/landowners.
Companies going under is one reason why Pennsylvania already has over 100,000 lost and abandoned oil and gas wells.

The law allows
businesses to declare bankruptcy and there is nothing you can put in a lease to prevent that from happening.


During the wars many wells were stripped of their wellheads and intermediate casings to use as scrap metal, leaving
hundreds of thousands of wells unplugged.

Many were left open and continue to pour brine and spew gas into the atmosphere.

"Additives typically make up 0.49%"... I call bull.
Operators don't have to disclose the percentage of chemicals in their formulas and often change composition from
well to well.
A well in Potter County (Fisk Hollow) was fracked using a formula that ate through the casing (It took a couple hours) while being fracked.

If that frack fluid was only 0.49% chemicals...
they must be some bad ass chemicals
and not that stuff the industry claims is in toothpaste.

Anonymous said...

Janice,
"99.51% is the avg. for the amt. of freshwater and sand injected into a horizontal well. " is simply not true.

I'll try to make this simple for you. It's like baking a cake, combining flour, eggs and water...

They don't inject "fresh water" into wells. They combine thousands of gallons of concentrated chemicals with millions of gallons of water,creating millions of gallons of chemicals.

Millions of gallons of chemicals are injected into the wells/ground.

Most of it remains in the ground... On (as you put it)
"our birth to death fact-finding tour" we have learned that sometimes it migrates into people's water supplies.

No matter how you word your lease agreements,you can't protect your leaser's and their neighbor's water sources.

Anonymous said...

Ok only .49% is chemicals.... When you use MILLIONS and MLLIONS of gallons of water wouldn`t that add up to THOUSANDS AND THOUSANDS of gallons of chemicals ? Janice you can dress this up any way you want... It is what it is. You forgot to mention the value of a home near any of these drilling sites drops through the floor.

Anonymous said...

All you PRO GAS DRILLERS ought to put your money where you mouth is and go on national tv LIVE and drink a glass of that so called safe frack water.

Anonymous said...

Bunch of cry babies!

Anonymous said...

thank you janice your post is the most intelligent and least degrading. pay no attention to the thought police on here.