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Magers Now Suing CNX, Columbia

December 31, 2012

CAMERON — Chesapeake Energy attorneys deny the company’s drilling and fracking contaminated Jeremiah Magers’ drinking water well with methane, so he is now suing CNX Gas Corp....

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TrollSlayer

Jan-03-13 2:38 PM

mikeyd, filtered out? Explain exactly how that works. And if it does work, why doesn’t that fracking fluid also get “filtered out” by miles of dirt? Maybe you haven't thought this through all the way.

If you have a well your water supply is only a few hundred feet down. If you drink city water and are on city sewage ALL those chemicals you put down your drain go into the city water supply. That fracking fluid goes OVER A MILE DOWN, and what comes up is cleaner and safer than the sewage that most people send to the same city sewage treatment plant. But the fear mongers sure have a heyday with their unfounded claims of contamination. That's their ruse.

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mikeyd

Jan-03-13 8:11 AM

my dog's crap out in the yard is the only fertilizer that i use.any household chemicals in the leech field will be filtered out by miles of dirt before it reaches our water supply.paranoid?no,i just have kids.

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TrollSlayer

Jan-02-13 8:14 PM

So the allparanoid Marcellus has imagined a FRACFOCUS ruse. Or is your “FRACFOCUS ruse” claim a Marcellusruse?

And the fact that you aren’t actually finding ANY of those chemicals in ANY of your wells DOES make them considerably less toxic.

Now go back to spraying insecticides and fungicides and fertilizers on your lawn and shrubs and fields and dumping disinfectants and cleansers and drugs down your drain and into your leach field and and then complaining about all the fracking chemicals you DIDN’T find in your well. LOL

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Marcellus

Jan-02-13 5:26 PM

So the almighty TrollSlayer has fallen for the FRACFOCUS ruse. Many of the formulations listed there are "proprietary" and do not have full disclosure due to trade secrets. Full disclosure would include CAS numbers for every chemical and their quantities. And just because you know what some of the chemicals are doesn't make them any less toxic. Do some reading at the TEDX - The Endocrine Disruption Exchange website to learn more.

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mikeyd

Jan-02-13 7:01 AM

troll,i have my own dogs.it would be good if these are all rumors and propaganda.time will tell.i do know that they were dumping whatever it was into the river because me and a lot of other people witnessed this for a good month.right where the whole towns drinking water comes from.that is not a rumor.irresponsibility.

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TrollSlayer

Jan-01-13 8:53 AM

mikeyd, those fluids are pumped OVER A MILE DOWN. And those drillers certainly do NOT want the casings to crack, or THEY lose their investment and their profits. Just more lies and fear mongering. Present documented facts and you’ll have a point to make. Otherwise you’re just spreading rumors from an acquaintance who told you his uncle's dog wouldn’t drink the water.

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TrollSlayer

Jan-01-13 8:45 AM

w ww.fracfocusdata.o rg/fracfocusfind/

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TrollSlayer

Jan-01-13 8:45 AM

WVUGEO claims the so-called “Halliburton Loophole” exempts “fracking companies?” from revealing their components. But drilling companies DO reveal them, and they’re posted here.

****fracfocusdata****/fracfocusfind/

Now, Marcellus, explain to me why fracking has ANYTHING to do with the coal bed methane coming out of the well in the picture? Because TESTING proved that it WAS coal bed methane, and NOT Marcellus-related. But WVUGEO took this opportunity to post some lies about fracking and spread a little more fear about an unrelated process in an unrelated industry. And Marcellus whined about it when I called him out on it. Just a pack of liars with an anti-gas agenda. Pathetic.

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mikeyd

Jan-01-13 7:50 AM

troll,we're not anti-gas.please explain to me how they remove all of the benzene from the ground.polluting our ground comes with the territory of this business.you know something is wrong with your water when the dogs quit drinking it.i don't have a well but for some people that is their only source.if you were drinking the water a year ago and now you can't there has to be something wrong.don't believe what your government tells you.politicians are sleeping with these people.

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Marcellus

Jan-01-13 7:02 AM

Surprising TrollSlayer's VITRIOLIC posts aren't removed, especially with degrading statements to WVUGEO and others like: "you’re spreading fear and the same old lies to advance your anti-gas agenda. Your lie-filled claims are pathetic and corrupt." More of his BOLD and HATEFUL words with TONS of BLUSTER and ZERO facts. What is his agenda? Does he work for industry? What does he fear, the truth? FACT: Recent analysis of gas wells drilled from 2010-2012, using O&G industry provided data, shows a 6.6 to 7.2 percent rate of failure in well casings (Dr. Ingraffea-CORNELL). We have also learned contaminated water well test results were withheld from citizens by the DEP in Pennsylvania, so 2013 should be a field day for attorneys. The final release of EPA study data in 2014 should be eye-opening.

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TrollSlayer

Dec-31-12 9:03 AM

The article is about a well contaminated with methane, NOT fracking fluid. STILL waiting for you anti-gas loons to provide a SINGLE example of a fracking fluid contaminated well in the Ohio Valley. Out of THOUSANDS of local wells fracked, considering how much contamination you’re claiming, surely you can give ONE EXAMPLE of a contaminated well? No?

And your “Halliburton Loophole” claim is a canard. The chemicals used in fracking are PUBLISHED and well-known. If fracking fluid were in your well, you could test for those chemicals, and you would. You haven’t found any, yet you still push your fear campaign. Wonder why.

fracfocus.o rg/chemical-use/what-chemicals-are-used

And THIS methane is NOT from the Marcellus. It was tested and proved to be biogenic, NOT thermogenic. Have WVUGEO explain that if he can. So AGAIN, WVUGEO, you’re spreading fear and the same old lies to advance your anti-gas agenda. Your lie-filled claims are pathetic and corrupt.

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mikeyd

Dec-31-12 7:08 AM

they should have been fined when they first showed up here and were dumping the fracking fluid into the ohio river right at wellsburg's water treatment plant.this went on day and night.if i were a cop i would have asked them what they were dumping.after a month or so someone put a stop to it but it proved one thing.they don't care about the natives.they'll do or say anything for a buck.they are dancing with the politicians here.

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WVUGEO

Dec-31-12 6:06 AM

Federal, and in some cases, state, law makes proving water well contamination complaints very difficult. A Federal codicil, known commonly as the Halliburton Loophole, was put into the Safe Drinking Water Act at the behest of former VP Dick Cheney. It exempts fracking companies from having to reveal the exact components of the frack fluids they use, the companies are allowed to treat them as "trade secrets", so they can't be specifically tested for in water contamination cases. We don't know about West Virginia, but Pennsylvania has a somewhat related law in the books, known as the "942 Suite Code", which designates water quality complaints associated with gas drilling; and, it specifically screens out contaminants known to be associated with the Marcellus Shale; they can be neither tested for nor reported.

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