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On the River, Rather Than In the Water

Gas industry would like to ship fracking wastewater on barges

January 1, 2013

PITTSBURGH (AP) — The shale gas drilling industry wants to use barges to move its potentially toxic wastewater across rivers and lakes to disposal sites across the country, but the U.S....

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Jan-01-13 6:18 AM

Move to WHERE??? Who volunteers to have this crap dumped in their state?


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Jan-01-13 6:59 AM

after seeing them dump it right in the river in wellsburg[at the water treatment plant]i wouldn't trust these people.the barge will leave with a full load and be empty when it reaches it's destination.they'll still dump it in the river.take it back to texas with you.close enough to mexico.

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Jan-01-13 11:13 AM

I find the bar hopping in the big suped up pickup trucks to be an inspiration, and I trust these guys to be responsible with chemicals around the water sources.

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Jan-01-13 2:08 PM

A good Destination--- 1600 Pennsylvania Av.

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Jan-02-13 6:52 AM

it's funny how nobody even knows what's in this stuff.keep trucking it boys.we don't want it in our river.if you used pressure instead of chemicals you wouldn't have a claim to remove all of these chemicals from the ground but that is physically impossible.i haven't noticed any truckloads of contaminated shale being hauled out of these places.

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Jan-02-13 8:47 AM

They have been moving incredibly hazardous materials on the river for decades, including chemicals from the PPG, Bayer, etc. And why do you think that the gasoline tank farms are located along the river north of and south of us? Its becasue they have been moving huge amounts of gasoline on the rivers for years. A news story, or anything new like Marcellus, is like throwing a biscuit into a kennel, it creates a lot of mindless barking. So what are we saying, its too dangerous to have natural gas, so lets leave it in the ground and start begging China for food? There will always be accidents and there will always be know it all people who are experts on just about everything. We will figure it out and make it work. Will there be an accident some time in future? Probably, the odds are yes. Why do you drive to work, why don't you walk, its much safer and you odds of not having an accident are really better. Yes, thats it, back to horses and candles for light, its safer.

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Jan-03-13 7:57 AM

we should never have to beg china for food.these gas companies have had too many accidents on the ground.they lose control of their trucks and aren't even locals would be for failure to control.most accidents i doubt that we even hear about.these people are a sneeky bunch.they would have to earn our trust.right now we don't trust them.mindless,maybe.and yes there are some know-it-alls and some that really know.

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