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Officials Stand Behind Consol, Noble

March 6, 2013

Marshall County Commissioner Brian Schambach on Tuesday said two companies involved in the leaking of thousands of barrels of brine wastewater into Big Wheeling Creek have been good members of the......

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May-30-13 8:47 PM

Trollslayer hopes to be the BULLY ON THIS MESSAGE BOARD --- but we ain't buying it folks... he is probably a 98-pound weakling or a 300-lbs LOSER searching for meaning in his living room.

BLUSTER never trumps facts, and intimidation never works in the face of COURAGE and fighting back past the grade school level.

So what is your agenda Moleslayer, do you wish to appear to be an indominable force by bullying anyone who comments on this message board?

'L' is for Loser.

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Mar-08-13 9:55 AM

Marcellus “TROLLSLAYER believes a little bit of radiation won't kill you.”

Marcellus, do a little research on “natural background radiation” and get back to us about whether a little bit of radiation will kill you. LOL

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Mar-08-13 7:01 AM

The omnificent TROLLSLAYER sez: "More simply, if you dump it in the river, the Radium content of the mixture BECOMES NEGLIGIBLE" -- In other words, TROLLSLAYER believes a little bit of radiation won't kill you. Faulty logic, again, he is obviously an oil and gas industry shill. He probably also thinks 'Secondhand Smoke' is safe, asbestos is no big deal, and Black Lung is way overblown. How can you ever take him seriously??

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Mar-06-13 8:59 PM

The radium content for three different studies of a total of 52 Marcellus wells was documented by the USGS in this paper.

The median total Radium value for the three studies was 2460 picocuries per liter. The limit for drinking water is 5 picocuries per liter. That means if you dilute Marcellus-produced fluid with 500 parts water to 1 part flowback the mixture meets Radium standards FOR DRINKING WATER. More simply, if you dump it in the river, the Radium content of the mixture BECOMES NEGLIGIBLE.

Documented facts beat undocumented anecdotes. Now go back to screaming RADIATION! again, since you have no point with actual numbers so your fearmongering and pseudoscience will have to do.

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Mar-06-13 7:11 PM

"Good working relationship" sounds inappropriate - Are these politicos representing the health, safety and welfare of their constituents or the financial interests of these corporations? Noble hasn't even been around the area for more than a couple years have they? Also, "seeped into Big Wheeling Creek" doesn't seem like the right term for over 95,000 gallons of spilled wastewater. For similar Pennsylvania spills in 2009, Range Resources paid fines of $23,500 for 4,200 gallons, and $141,175 for 10,500 gallons, even though they had (poor) excuses for both incidents. So this "good working relationship" will save Consol/Noble a big fine? Election day is coming!

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Mar-06-13 4:19 PM

Actually it's worse, maybe far worse, than some of you think. The deep shales are loaded with Uranium and Radium and their decay products; and, flowback from fracking brings it to the surface. See today's Columbus (OH} Dispatch: "'Fracking' Brine: Gas-well Waste Full of Radium". Drilling wastes have set off radiation alarms at PA landfills, alarms installed to prevent illegal dumping of radioactive medical wastes. Most of the PA shale flowback waste water is trucked to Ohio, where drill tailings and waste water are also banned from surface disposal in landfills, for certified deep well injection as hazardous waste. It is most definitely not as innocent as some motor oil spilled by a "hillbilly" working on his truck.

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Mar-06-13 1:21 PM

BREATHE guys....just breathe. The DEP hands out fines for making creek water muddy, im sure this will carry a hefty fine. Joe hillbilly does more environmental damage dumping old engine oil in his backyard. Go bother him.

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Mar-06-13 12:40 PM


The companies are "good to work with" when you allow them to poison the water. WHAT STUPIDITY! Expect more to come from Commissioner SCAMBAUGH!

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Mar-06-13 8:03 AM

gas company officials-government officials.let me get you some toilet paper.are they being fined for leaving this valve open?not an accident,neglect of duty for someone.

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