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Protesters Fight Planned Plant

Councilwoman among opposition of development

April 22, 2013

WHEELING — About 50 self-proclaimed “water warriors” flowed into Warwood Garden Park Sunday to protest GreenHunter Water’s plans to build a natural gas frack water recycling plant on North 28th......

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TrollSlayer

Apr-23-13 11:49 AM

Choker “Wow! A few kids from Warwood have generated all of this commentary.”

Please. Shame on their mommies and daddies for indoctrinating them in liberal politics and pseudoscience and then sending them out to shill for a cause they have no clue about. Hopefully someday when they grow up they’ll understand enough math, science, economics, and history to realize they were used as pawns in a political battle that ultimately further damaged the economic health of their already declining hometown.

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TrollSlayer

Apr-23-13 10:26 AM

Gosh, you’re right, Choker. I’m late for school. You better put on your shawl and get off to work, too... Oh, sorry, I forgot, Randall Reid Smith fired you. Well, stay on here and rant and rave about our opera-singing Commissioner the rest of the day, because that’s comedy gold and I could use a good LOL.

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TrollSlayer

Apr-23-13 8:59 AM

mikeyd, this industry is under a microscope. The locals cross a stream in their trucks and ATVs daily, stirring up silt and spewing clouds of exhaust for decades, and nobody cares. A drill pipe truck crosses the same stream and there’s Federal EPA action and a multimillion dollar lawsuit.

Face it, folks. You don’t care about the risk. You just don’t want your neighbors to profit from their mineral rights if you don’t get a share. Envy is the motivation of most of the anti-gas loons.

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mikeyd

Apr-23-13 8:42 AM

distrust for all of the officials involved.when these trucks came here and were running off the roads and over hills without a failure to control violation we knew something was wrong.if a resident ran over the hill you get the riot act along with a ticket.that was the start of all of this for me.they have accidents at these wells and get a slap on the wrist.they intentionally dumped this fracking fluid in the river in wellsburg.they won't voluntarily tell us what's in this stuff.they don't trust us and we don't trust them.if this were some local trying to start up a company here the epa would be shoved up your butt.too many things are wrong with this picture.

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TrollSlayer

Apr-23-13 7:04 AM

Wow. Like I said. Sad little pup.

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rover1958

Apr-23-13 2:04 AM

@troll - 'Right back at ‘cha, rover. Lumping Veterans with moochers? You are one sad little pup.'

Not me you doofus! Do you even have a clue on how to 'google' for information?? That was Mitt Romney who 'lumped in the working poor, retirees and the disabled, including disabled veterans, along with students and some people suffering long-term unemployment after the Great Recession.'

Slide your unwashed thumbs out of your nostrils as you sit there with a self-satisfied grin that could eat corn off the cob through a picket fence and use basic internet research tools to see Mitt's first mention the 47 percent claimed to rely on the government by not paying taxes and taking support.

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CTMountaineer

Apr-22-13 11:44 PM

I can think of at least a dozen plants that have closed in Wheeling during the past 30 years. The city has half the population it did 3 decades ago. Somebody wants to build a plant and the local brain trust wants to oppose it. Amazing.

Wait a minute... what does it matter? McDonalds is hiring.

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BigMike

Apr-22-13 10:51 PM

Chokingsmoker: "Opinions are NOT FACTS no matter how many times you may REPEAT THEM or SHOUT THEM. "

Having read all of your comments here; I have yet to see any facts presented by you. You are not at all convincing when you sound like a hysterical greenie.

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BigMike

Apr-22-13 10:30 PM

WVUGEO is attempting to support coal development by trashing NG development.

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TrollSlayer

Apr-22-13 8:54 PM

Yeah, keep shouting that and maybe you'll fool a few with your "facts." lol

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TrollSlayer

Apr-22-13 8:41 PM

rover “You really are something Troll! blowing of the deaths of children.”

and

rover “the moochers, the low life, the retired, the Vets, the Community, AMERICA”

Right back at ‘cha, rover. Lumping Veterans with moochers? You are one sad little pup.

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rover1958

Apr-22-13 8:28 PM

Trolltrash - "...Sad. But little boys get killed in truck accidents of all kinds. Maybe you should crusade to ban trucks...."

The ARE crusading to ban trucks of the BIG HEAVY FRACK WATER TYPE in bedroom community Warwood.

You really are something Troll! blowing of the deaths of children. you must be as barren as a mule yourself! How sad.

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rover1958

Apr-22-13 8:20 PM

@nosensewhatsoever - "blame they rocket scientists who decided to rip up all the train tracks and replace them with walking trails!!!"

uhhh...that would be the 1 percenters who owned the railroad 'right of way' and scooped up those tracks for melt down and resale. Money, Money, Money. Same folks who will melt down your coffin brass or your urn within a decade of your passing. Money, Money, Money.

The future? Decorum? Social good? bwhawaaaaaaaa ! The 1 percent got theirs...you the moochers, the low life, the retired, the Vets, the Community, AMERICA....yawn..

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atoddh

Apr-22-13 8:15 PM

By all means no new jobs or industry in Wheeling.

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UNCOMMONSENSE

Apr-22-13 7:04 PM

Kids used as liberal tools AGAIN!!!

Their parents should be ashamed of themselves!!!

If you want to BLAME somebody, blame they rocket scientists who decided to rip up all the train tracks and replace them with walking trails!!!

Had the rails still been there, these drillers could have loaded the water, aggregate, and material needed onto rail cars and save BILLIONS in destroyed roads, bridges and broken water lines!!!

Now the ONLY solution left is to haul via TRUCK to a barge dock location!!

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Ragnar

Apr-22-13 6:22 PM

Wow. Just....wow.

The folks doing the NIMBY dance must have busted GPS units because it seems that have forgotten just where it is that they reside.

Weirton dumped raw sewage into your water for 50 years.

Coal mines dumped all types of contaminants into your streams for decades.

Steel mills, coke plants, power plants, railroads, trucks, tugboats, coal trucks, chemical plants and manufacturing plants dumped who knows what into the water for a century and toxic fumes into the air for almost the same amount of time.

Cancer deaths have been higher than average for this area for some time.

But, see, the local union boys worked in the mills and mines and the big mean gas companies won't hire them. Dey Tuk Er Joobs!

The bottom line is jealousy. Most people derived some benefit, however small, from booming steel operations. Most people derive no benefit from gas drilling. They envy those who got rich off the deal. So they protest at every turn.

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WVUGEO

Apr-22-13 4:50 PM

Halliburton Loophole: The Bush-Cheney Energy Policy Act of 2005 actually modified the Safe Drinking Water Act. Page 102, Section 322 of the 2005 Energy Policy Act, reads: "HYDRAULIC FRACTURING. Paragraph (1) of section 1421(d) of the Safe Drinking Water Act (42 U.S.C. 300h(d)) is amended to read as follows: ‘‘(1) UNDERGROUND INJECTION. The term ‘underground injection’: ‘‘(A) means the subsurface emplacement of fluids by well injection; and ‘‘(B) EXCLUDES: ‘(i) the underground injection of natural gas for purposes of storage; and (ii) the underground injection of fluids or propping agents (other than diesel fuels) pursuant to hydraulic fracturing operations related to oil, gas, or geothermal productions activities." And, nat gas fracking is thereby excluded from regulation.

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idliketoknow

Apr-22-13 4:14 PM

WVUGEO you can point me towards all the internet websites you want, but the fact still remains you cannot provide any true research or documented cases of contamination. Until you provide us with something other than a biased news website or a wikipedia article, **you have no credibility.**

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WVUGEO

Apr-22-13 4:06 PM

Search for: "Fracking Wastewater Can Be Highly Radioactive"; January 24, 2013; Timesonline. "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."

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idliketoknow

Apr-22-13 3:55 PM

What's silly about all this, is when all these protestors go to a city council meeting to voice concern for projects such as this, the council members are going to want to see evidence of these horrible environmental disasters WVUGEO so adamently asserts are going to happen. And you know what? WVUGEO will present about as much evidence there as he/she has here. Goose egg.

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WVUGEO

Apr-22-13 2:52 PM

CleanWater: If you check in here at any time, we wanted to acknowledge your response: "Thanks for the cite Geo. I wasn't thinking GHG though, thinking coal's NOx, SOx, Hg, PM2.5, and the remaining fly ash"; in the comments string from the article: "Frack Water Plant Cheered". Sorry we can't give you a link, but do a quick search for: "Mercury Does Not Disqualify Coal Ash for Use in Concrete". If it pops up for you, you'll find it to be a brief essay centered on: "United States Patent Application 0110197791 - Compositions and Methods to Sequester Flue Gas Mercury in Concrete", an application made by Albemarle Corporation, which is a pretty big outfit. It might answer some of the questions you raised about Coal Ash, Mercury and other potential Coal-use pollutants. We can use Coal Ash to make high-performance concrete; and, we make enough concrete in the US that we could almost without doubt use up all of our Coal Ash.

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TrollSlayer

Apr-22-13 2:25 PM

mkhunt “little boys were killed in Clarksburg this year when a frac water truck crushed their family car”

Sad. But little boys get killed in truck accidents of all kinds. Maybe you should crusade to ban trucks.

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TrollSlayer

Apr-22-13 2:23 PM

WVUGEO “the "brine that returns to the surface has been found to contain up to 16,000 picoCuries per liter (pCi/L) of radium-226”

And WVUGEO’s numbers, from scientific journals like Forbes and Wikipedia, just get higher and higher. LOL When they hit a million you get a Kewpie doll.

Like I said, don't drink it. I hope you aren't drinking gasoline, because it's awful stuff, too, but we truck it in and out of Warwood every day.

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TrollSlayer

Apr-22-13 2:18 PM

Wheeldog “Fight the good fight, Gloria and others trying to insure a healthy environment for the community and future generations of children.”

...elsewhere. Certainly not in Warwood, where politics and fearmongering and pseudoscience rule the day. Some town somewhere is going to get this facility, and the associated jobs and economic growth. Maybe you can move to find jobs, kids. Or you can go on government assistance. Because the Neanderthals in Warwood don’t appear to support industry there anymore. Sorry.

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TrollSlayer

Apr-22-13 2:15 PM

WVUGEO “the gas won't flow through the tight shale; and, you almost have to frack the shale every inch of the way to get the gas out.”

Uhhh, yes. That’s what they’re doing. Very successfully, I might add. And your point is?

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