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Reveal ‘Drilling Mud’ Contents

October 28, 2013

Gas and oil drilling crews, along with others who have to bore holes through rock, have used “drilling mud” for generations....

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oldsteelmaker

Oct-30-13 9:18 PM

Bentonite is a rock. It powders up nicely, and when mixed with water forms a very consistant mud. It can be pumped, and is used to fill up the hole during drilling, and carries the rock debris out of the hole. It's about as dangerous as wading in a muddy bottom creek.

But then again, this is the Intelligencer, which has posters describing the radiation hazards of fracking, since everyone knows shale, which is fossilized MUD, contains radioactive waste from the dinosaurs' nuclear power plants.

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idliketoknow

Oct-30-13 7:58 AM

lol is this column a joke?

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TrollSlayer

Oct-29-13 5:44 AM

dot c o m

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TrollSlayer

Oct-29-13 5:44 AM

First, the loons wouldn’t believe industry statements anyway. Second, the specific components of drilling mud vary depending on the properties needed. Third, maybe the press could actually leave the office and actually do a little investigating, and then publish what was actually in this particular drilling mud?

yawn...

en.wikipedia****/wiki/Drilling_fluid

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