Sign In | Create an Account | Welcome, . My Account | Logout | Subscribe | Submit News | Contact Us | All Access E-Edition | Home RSS
 
 
 

Opposition to Frack Water Plant Continues in Wheeling

April 17, 2013

WHEELING — Opponents of a proposed natural gas frack water recycling plant in Warwood inundated City Council Chambers Tuesday in hopes of keeping the facility out of their neighborhood....

« Back to Article

 
 
sort: oldest | newest

Comments

(18)

idliketoknow

Apr-17-13 7:54 AM

I could understand not wanting something like this in your neighborhood, but the woman in the photo holding the sign reveals what is really going on here. She is clearly of the "anti-fracking" mindset regardless of how it is done. This type of environmentalist damages the credability of those with legitimate concerns. Muddling up real and perceived issues like this woman has done solves nothing.

2 Agrees | 4 Disagrees | Report Abuse »

TrollSlayer

Apr-17-13 7:57 AM

The oil service business that used to be there was so much cleaner. And the steel industry the OV used to have. But no worries. If Warwood chases the gas industry away, some other town somewhere will get those jobs and that tax income. And Warwood will remain the growing, thriving community it is today.

0 Agrees | 3 Disagrees | Report Abuse »

idliketoknow

Apr-17-13 7:57 AM

I wonder how long I will have to wait before another cookie cutter environmentally concious statement from WVUGEO gets posted....

0 Agrees | 4 Disagrees | Report Abuse »

mikeyd

Apr-17-13 8:33 AM

safeguards.after what we have seen from these people.they intentionally dumped this stuff in the river at wellsburg's water treatment plant.they don't care where this stuff goes as long as it goes.just about everything else on the river has a value.fracking fluid is worth nothing.your money doesn't mean anything.we were alive before you all showed up.and your "accident rate" is pretty high.

3 Agrees | 2 Disagrees | Report Abuse »

acousticportal

Apr-17-13 8:37 AM

Sorry folks...all of this is much bigger than any of us can imagine...everyone is bought off and there's not a thing any of us can do about it...railroad frack...woo woo.****ing through...

Hey Gloria...it's OK to frack in Oglebay...but not in your neighborhood..hmm?

2 Agrees | 2 Disagrees | Report Abuse »

joeknows

Apr-17-13 9:32 AM

Our local and State officials need to wake up. This is the real patriotism and real heroism. I guess many here forget what that's about and what it looks like. It looks like you all who are striving to protect fellow American's land, water and health against foreign interests who will eventually destroy us.

2 Agrees | 0 Disagrees | Report Abuse »

oldsteelmaker

Apr-18-13 11:03 AM

Do you know what the biggest contaminant is in frack water? SALT. The same stuff that runs into the Ohio by the ton every spring as the road salt washes away. Most of the rest is the same kind of chemicals you put into your swimming pool. In case you didn't notice, the bleach you put in your washing machine is toxic too.

Get real people.

2 Agrees | 3 Disagrees | Report Abuse »

WVUGEO

Apr-18-13 11:57 AM

Ideliketoknow: Just for you, just off the cookie rack, from the "Beaver County, PA, Times"; January 24 of this year:"'Fracking Waste Water Can Be Highly Radioactive'; Its contents remain mostly a mystery. But fracking wastewater has revealed one of its secrets: It can be highly radioactive. And yet no agency really regulates its handling, transport or disposal." The radioactivity arises largely from Radium and it's daughters. And, Radium will accumulate, through the water you will be drinking, preferentially in your bones; causing cancers in you and genetic defects that will enable you to pass an inheritance of disease on to your grandchildren.

2 Agrees | 0 Disagrees | Report Abuse »

WVUGEO

Apr-18-13 12:08 PM

Oldsteelmaker: Do you put diesel fuel in your washing machine? That is one well-known component of frack fluid and, thus, flowback. And, it is a "brine", in large part, that comes back up; but, it ain't road salt brine by any stretch of the imagination. Further and again: The "Halliburton Loophole", which was put into law during the last administration, exempts gas well fracking from all content reporting and all pollution penalties under a number of acts of water conservation and protection law. Ask the editor of this rag to explain it to you.

2 Agrees | 0 Disagrees | Report Abuse »

TrollSlayer

Apr-18-13 12:29 PM

WVUGEO, STILL waiting on a SINGLE example of drinking water contamination here in the Ohio Valley. With THOUSANDS of wells fracked here, and considering how "highly" radioactive and full of diesel fuel you claim it to be, finding ONE documented case of contamination would really give you a point to make.

Still can't cite a SINGLE case of harm here? Well, I guess you'll have to keep screaming "radiation!" "cancer!" and "Halliburton!" Those always rile up the low information crowd. LOL

0 Agrees | 3 Disagrees | Report Abuse »

CleanWater

Apr-19-13 8:17 AM

Not sure if folks are right about there being no leaks with fracked wells since violations are not publicized, and/or the companies don't report them or have been paying and settling suits to plaintiffs with condition they don't have to admit fault. So technically...no leaks, right? but then sick families get $$ settlements and gag ordered not to discuss the case. I believe if properly done that it would be rare that newly fracked wells leak "now"; it should take decades for the steel and concrete casings to deteriorate, crack, and disbond, with the high pressure, and corrosive nature of brines. But they can and do leak--inspection reports typically cite faulty construction for leaking Marcellus wells. PA inspection reports reveal that 7% of new wells are leaking. That's a bunch considering 6,000 or so wells drilled since 2010 in PA. The storage pits and ponds are what will more readily leak.

2 Agrees | 0 Disagrees | Report Abuse »

CleanWater

Apr-19-13 8:40 AM

But even if wells and frack ponds don't commonly leak in your Brooke/Ohio/Marshall Co. sites, a new problem is showing up in the huge foam piles at Pike Island L&D and near the water intake in Warwood. What's in the foam? A DEP source says Army Corps found very high strontium and barium, and detectable levels of gross beta, Radium 226, 228, and Uranium 238. Those are Marcellus signatures and it appears to be chronic (foaming has been observed since last spring). Apperently they traced the foam source to the next tributary upstream (Short Creek), and possibly, but not yet definitively, believes it might be coming from the landfill where they've been taking Marcellus drilling muds for a couple of years now. The drilling muds are where these nasties are most concentrated. I thought landfills were not supposed to leak either.

2 Agrees | 0 Disagrees | Report Abuse »

TrollSlayer

Apr-19-13 11:00 AM

CleanWater “PA inspection reports reveal that 7% of new wells are leaking. That's a bunch considering 6,000 or so wells drilled since 2010 in PA.”

Well then it should be easy for you to cite ONE specific well that’s leaking. I can’t understand how you anti-gas, anti-fracking types are so full of statistics but so empty on specifics. Oh, yeah, every single leaking well comes with a “gag order.” Right. Conspiracy theorists are so amusing. LOL

0 Agrees | 1 Disagrees | Report Abuse »

TrollSlayer

Apr-19-13 11:00 AM

CleanWater “What's in the foam? A DEP source says Army Corps found very high strontium and barium, and detectable levels of gross beta, Radium 226, 228, and Uranium 238. Those are Marcellus signatures and it appears to be chronic (foaming has been observed since last spring).”

I have news for you. Foaming has been observed there since the****was built. And there are detectable levels of beta in everything. But keep screaming RADIATION and you might succeed in scaring the low information folks.

0 Agrees | 2 Disagrees | Report Abuse »

TrollSlayer

Apr-19-13 11:01 AM

d a m (the non-expletive type)

0 Agrees | 0 Disagrees | Report Abuse »

TrollSlayer

Apr-19-13 11:02 AM

CleanWater “possibly, but not yet definitively, believes it might be coming from the landfill”

Strong evidence you have there. Come back when you have something more convincing than “possibly.” LOL

0 Agrees | 1 Disagrees | Report Abuse »

RRafael2

Apr-20-13 7:19 PM

Trollslayer needs to wait for it to happen in OUR neighborhood? I guess he can't believe his lying eyes...watch and weep TS.... Yeah, the big corporations *really* care about our safety when their bottom line is at stake. Here's an eye-opening link from CBS News. ***********cbsnews****/stories/2011/04/12/eveningnews/main20053283.shtml?tag=contentBody%3BfeaturedPost-PE%3Ftag%3Dfacebook

0 Agrees | 0 Disagrees | Report Abuse »

TrollSlayer

Apr-21-13 4:21 PM

Maybe RRafael2 can cite a single documented example of fracking flowback contaminated water well here in the Ohio Valley. Or a single documented case of harm of any kind done here by fracking. Since thousands of gas wells have already been fracked in this area, and since fracking is so unsafe, coming up with a single specific example of harm should be easy. CleanWater and WVUGEO have been disappointing – despite all their dire warnings of danger they haven’t provided a single documented case of harm caused by fracking. But I know you can do it RRafael2.

No, an opinion piece on oil spills elsewhere, unrelated to gas drilling and fracking here, is not a documented example of harm caused by fracking. Try again.

0 Agrees | 0 Disagrees | Report Abuse »

Showing 18 of 18 comments
 
 

Post a Comment

You must first login before you can comment.

*Your email address:
*Password:
Remember my email address.
or
 
 
 

EZToUse.com

I am looking for: