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Pipeline Drilling Mud Enters Creek

October 27, 2013

VALLEY GROVE — An infiltration of more than 6,000 gallons of “drilling mud” into a Valley Grove home Thursday appears to be part of a larger natural gas pipeline problem, as the fluid also seeped......

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anutterview

Oct-29-13 5:06 PM

wonderwhy - "Where's Erin Brockovich?"

She is back in the 60s along with the Love Canal, Agent Orange, DDT and other politically charged pollution issues.

Is unintentionally killing 23 minnows, 2 crawfish and 2 fish supposed to be equivalent to those environmental issues?

Yes, it should not have happened. To imply that the Contractor was irresponsible or uncaring shows a prejudice to a whole group of people; and I know that Progressive Socialists would never do that, so watch out or the Party may smack your wrists for your lack of compassion.

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TrollSlayer

Oct-28-13 5:38 PM

“Our” as in our little comment board, wonderwhy, we’re a little village here on the NR comment boards, wonder. You’re the village idiot. But every village needs one, so don’t feel you’re totally useless. LOL See? You provided comic relief.

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idliketoknow

Oct-28-13 2:00 PM

They literally made the water muddy. The same thing that happens every time it.....rains. You greenies need to make a sprint back to reality.

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wonderwhy

Oct-28-13 1:27 PM

TrollSlayer

Oct-27-13 4:22 PM Agree | Disagree

Three of our loony resident anti-gas protesters pop BACK in to protest that there's no protest here. Too funny.

"our" ??? Are you claiming to be part of the NR tool?

There's a wonderwhy!

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wonderwhy

Oct-28-13 1:26 PM

Where's Erin Brockovich?

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anutterview

Oct-28-13 10:31 AM

true2bun - WVDEP does not consider hay bales as a BMP for controlling silt.

Also, WVDEP does not consider silt fences as a BMP in a flowing waterway.

The BMP for this situation is to isolate the source of siltation from the flowing stream and to pass all silt bearing water through a sedimentation trap prior to its return to the stream.

I would anticipate that WVDEP will fine the Contractor for the cost of the minnows and crawfish, as well as punitive for not anticipating and preventing this siltation of the stream.

As a final note, I do not work for WVDEP and at times do not see eye to eye with their rulings.

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anutterview

Oct-28-13 10:24 AM

mickeyd- When you read the article you will see that the fish were killed when the area was sandbagged off and dewatered. This is a BMP (best management practice) of WVDEP whenever a contractor is disturbing a stream. The fish died because the water was pumped away, not because of the mud.

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TrollSlayer

Oct-27-13 4:22 PM

Three of our loony resident anti-gas protesters pop BACK in to protest that there's no protest here. Too funny.

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WVUGEO

Oct-27-13 2:43 PM

Time for Troll's little blue pill.

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RRafael2

Oct-27-13 1:51 PM

"So the loons are taking advantage of this spill of MUD in a PIPELINE boring incident to stage an impromptu anti-fracking, anti-drilling, anti-gas protest." Really? Where is this protest? I don't see anything about that in this article. Troll is now confabulating and hallucinating protesters on every street corner. I can see several here who might want to go to such a protest, let us know where this is....

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TrollSlayer

Oct-27-13 12:55 PM

So the loons are taking advantage of this spill of MUD in a PIPELINE boring incident to stage an impromptu anti-fracking, anti-drilling, anti-gas protest. Apparently you loons couldn’t find an actual fracking, drilling, or gas incident for your protest? Never let a crisis - even a little spilled mud - go to waste. LOL

GEO, is the word “truly” the best you can do to quantify “dangerous quantities”? Since you don’t have any actual quantities from any actual local damage done, in thousands of wells drilled and fracked right here in the Ohio Valley, I suppose “truly” will have to do... Derrrrrrr....

And we’re STILL waiting for a single specific documented case of “horrifically toxic.” yawn...

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mikeyd

Oct-27-13 9:58 AM

must have been an awful lot of plain mud to kill fish.i've fished muddy creeks before and there wasn't any dead fish around.mud is just dirt and water and i doubt that that is all that this stuff is.

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WVUGEO

Oct-27-13 9:49 AM

Spanky: What's "next"? Very possibly cancers and birth defects from the radium brought up in frack flowback. We should demand that the press treat that issue, and bring forward fully and publicly all of the documented facts and reports concerning it.

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WVUGEO

Oct-27-13 9:46 AM

acousticalportal: "probably an indication of their overall concern (and) attitude" nailed it. Face it, folks: we're nothing to them.

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SpankysLastDance

Oct-27-13 9:42 AM

Isn't it cool how they have awesome names for destroying the environment, "In the industry they call it inadvertent return." In the reality that normal people live in it's called, drilling mud destroying our environment! Drilling mud destroying home. What's next?

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acousticportal

Oct-27-13 9:30 AM

And by the way..have some manners..clean up or take your filthy muddy boots off before entering a public store or restaurant F-N animals.

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billybob

Oct-27-13 9:30 AM

If a house wasn't ruined we would never have known this happened. No ONE would have known and then don't forget this bought some other MISTAKES to the light of day. This is Great for business. First start a small business with limited cash. Hire cheap workers while hiding under the radar so you can avoid safety. When all fails public will find all the company income was paid and gone so when an accidental spill, disaster happens who pays? Oh! and guess who now has to find and pay for safe drinking water, etc. for ever after! Don't forget who has to pay for the sewer treatment of the water you can NOT stop these companies from dumping in the sewer or on the back country roads.

Guess where the companly owner is?

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acousticportal

Oct-27-13 9:26 AM

Gas...holes

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acousticportal

Oct-27-13 9:25 AM

You know what...I'm already tired of these g******** speeding up on me in their big trucks with racks on the front with total disregard for safety...probably an indication of their overall concern as attitude toward safety.

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WVUGEO

Oct-27-13 8:57 AM

And, the really sad part is that all of this is happening when the local area can, in the end, expect very little in the way of economic return from it all. Right now, some local businesses might be enjoying an influx of business from the migrant drillers and pipeline workers; but, more sooner that later, they will be gone and that will be done. And, then, as gas flows away, in things like that "ATEX pipeline which will carry liquid petroleum products from Pennsylvania to Texas", and as the relatively few lucky royalty recipients move to Florida, there won't be anything remaining to bring income into the area. One good analysis has been done by the Ohio State University, in "The Economic Value of Shale Natural Gas in Ohio", 2011, Amanda Weinstein and Mark Partridge; and, OSU's take on it is that there won't be any lasting economic benefit from shale gas to the local areas which produce it. And, un-assessed are the costs which could be left behind by, as herein, env

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WVUGEO

Oct-27-13 8:53 AM

Unfortunately, relatively minor industrial accidents with a limited environmental impact like the one in this story, and much more serious ones like the destruction of those poor folks' home this past week, distract from the real dangers of the entire situation. Very credible sources like the US Geologic Survey document that horrifically toxic radioactive elements like radium can be, and are being, brought to the surface in frack flowback in truly dangerous quantities, dismissive statements about those dangers notwithstanding. Totally unreported in this venue is the fact, that, trucks carrying various solid gas well frack wastes have triggered radiation alarms at landfills in PA and OH many times. Some reports have it that has occurred roughly a thousand times over the past several years, although that seems like a lot to us. Definitely, though, multiple occurrences of radioactive frack waste triggering radiation alarms have been reported in the public press in PA and OH.

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SaraPaxton

Oct-27-13 8:00 AM

Its only one planet and we have at least eight others.....

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TrollSlayer

Oct-27-13 7:17 AM

Right, Marcy. Then comes the whining, followed by the suing.

It's mud. They're putting in a pipeline. Like the one that provides the natural gas that keeps you from freezing to death in the winter. You're welcome.

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Marcellus

Oct-27-13 6:58 AM

SPILLING IS JUST THE BEGINNING

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