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Creek Leak Leads To Fine

DEP cites MarkWest for 6,000 gallons of ‘mud’ in the water

October 31, 2013

VALLEY GROVE — The West Virginia Department of Environmental Protection on Wednesday cited MarkWest Energy for allowing a substance known as “drilling mud” to infiltrate Little Wheeling Creek,......

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Marcellus

Nov-01-13 4:58 PM

DROLLSAVER says "whine about a little clay." A LITTLE?? 6,000 gallons!!! Tells you what kind of fantasy word this pro-industry shill is living in. Wonder which midstream company he works for...

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WVUGEO

Nov-01-13 8:51 AM

TheRealityPolice: Concerning your statement, "Oh, here is one for WBGeo - aka Ben Stout", we have sadly never met the admirable Dr. Stout; are most certainly, as one senior editor of this rag who knows us personally could attest, not Dr. Stout. He would be justified in taking the implication as an insult to his intellect and level of learning.

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WVUGEO

Nov-01-13 8:44 AM

TheRealitypolice: Your other comment, about fracking fluid, is entirely wrong. It's composition is protected as a trade secret by federal law - the Energy Policy Act of 2005 - and, it can contain some nasty stuff. Worse, it can enable the release of truly dangerous elements, like radium, from the shale. The Marcellus and other shales were once assessed, in the late 50's/early 60's, by the US Geologic Survey and the Atomic Energy Commission as sources of material for making nuclear weapons.

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WVUGEO

Nov-01-13 8:38 AM

TheRealityPolice: The hazards posed by the drilling fluid, the mud, itself would depend upon the carrier fluid used. Sometimes it's actually diesel fuel, and that's not a good thing when it leaks like this. If the carrier here was water, then, yes, the primary damage to the creek environment will be a transient overloading of very fine solids, the clays, in the water. In all probability, the dead minnows were suffocated rather than poisoned. Most of the additives in drilling mud, aside from the diesel fuel if used, are rather innocuous. Water-based drilling muds are sometimes used in the drilling of drinking water wells.

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idliketoknow

Nov-01-13 8:01 AM

Muddy water. Hmmm, doesn't that happen every time it rains? Yeah, it does. The greenies are losing their minds.

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TheRealityPolice

Oct-31-13 9:24 PM

Wondercrotch: PROVE THIS. "It can be considered a hazmat if not packaged bulk." - PROVE THIS. CITATION, please.

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TheRealityPolice

Oct-31-13 9:22 PM

Oh, here is one for WBGeo - aka Ben Stout, who has been conspicuously ABSENT here. "bentonite 1. n. [Geology] A material composed of clay minerals, predominantly montmorillonite with minor amounts of other smectite group minerals, commonly used in drilling mud. Bentonite swells considerably when exposed to water, making it ideal for protecting formations from invasion by drilling fluids. Montmorillonite forms when basic rocks such as volcanic ash in marine basins are altered." OK, so the bentonite actually SEALS off the drilled area to PROTECT it from other more toxic substances? OMG - TRUTH, here folks, nothing to see here.

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TheRealityPolice

Oct-31-13 9:19 PM

More TRUTH for the wonderbunny: "February 22, 2012 11:00 am(24) Comments I am confused about some of the facts in Richard Knablin's Feb. 14 letter, 'Fracking stance shows ignorance." Hydraulic fracturing requires the use of what sort of chemicals? You state these unknown chemicals must be toxic and cancerous. If they are unknown to you, perhaps the chemical values are unknown also?

My family has worked in the oil and gas industry for 30 years, and it is no trade secret that bentonite and water comprise the makeup of fracking fluid and drilling mud.

Sir, and readers, look it up. Bentonite is an absorbent clay formed by the weathering of volcanic ash and water. Bentonite is used in vineyards, processing wine, also in spas with our soothing mudbaths. Farmers also use it to seal ponds from leaking. Hmmmm.

Just wanting the facts folks, just the facts.

Helen Bybee Coos Bay"

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TrollSlayer

Oct-31-13 7:25 PM

wonderwhiner, you’re the crazy old coot who wanders up and down 16th Street in his robe and slippers mumbling “...quit sending stuff in my mail... please do turn me off... those influential folks will take note...” aren't you?

Yeah, you are! Too funny.

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wonderwhy

Oct-31-13 6:23 PM

Maybe one of those influential folks will take note.........printed these......will be a great time.

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wonderwhy

Oct-31-13 6:21 PM

Actaully look up what the owners of this paper do.........then.......look up what they print............and please do turn me off.........will be great stuff.........

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wonderwhy

Oct-31-13 6:20 PM

Oh, and do me a favor........quit sending stuff in my mail 37 year . I cancelled my subscription when I turned off Faux........got it?

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wonderwhy

Oct-31-13 6:18 PM

ahhhhhh, tool and nutter.......glad you show your total stupidity.hpw's it working out Nardo?

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anutterview

Oct-31-13 5:02 PM

[Start Sarcasm]

If that happens, please do not contribute to global warming by turning on the electric heater!

Also, the tree-huggers don't want you to burn the wood!

And you can't burn coal unless you buy Al's carbon credits.

Hope the sun shins at night because the winter winds to power your windmill will cause extra heat loss through your walls.

[End]

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anutterview

Oct-31-13 4:59 PM

{Begin Sarcasm]

The bad news is that the gas service to wonders residence will be disrupted this winter because the gas industry is afraid that they may cause a Bentonite spill while servicing the transmission main that serves Wheeling.

{End Sarcasm]

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TrollSlayer

Oct-31-13 12:17 PM

wonderwhiner, you can buy Bentonite clay for use as a nutritional supplement, as a facial mask, as a food processing agent, as a wound dressing, a poison ivy itch remedy... Google it and educate yourself.

Now wondercrite, how about all those pesticides and fungicides and drain cleaners you’re dumping into the rainwater runoff and down your drain? Put those on your face and in your Cheerios and let us know how that goes, Erin Brocowhiner. LOL

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wonderwhy

Oct-31-13 12:04 PM

Looks like Non -Reality Kool Aid is laced with methane! oooooops! But no wonderwhy!

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wonderwhy

Oct-31-13 12:03 PM

unreality-----wonderwhy the industry changed that the companies don't have to disclose their chemicals? Where's Erin Brockovich?........Reminds me when US Steel caught the Cuyoga on fire....Or the hot spots from the Steel Mills.......yea, those folks just made up their cancer.......what a bunch of whackos on here.......

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wonderwhy

Oct-31-13 11:59 AM

LOL, yea reality. go ahead and eat some. Let us know how it works out. It can be considered a hazmat if not packaged bulk. You know so much.............NOT. LOL

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TheRealityPolice

Oct-31-13 11:47 AM

You anti-business, anti-free-market, anti-progress dimwits know close to nothing on some of these issues. As soon as I saw Bentonite, it was obvious it is not a toxin! You can buy it at the health food store, you morons.

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TheRealityPolice

Oct-31-13 11:44 AM

Hey wonder-butt - do you KNOW what bentonite clay is? It is SO SAFE that people DO take it internally for detoxification. Bentonite clay taken internally is an ancient and wonderful method for removing toxins from our bodies.

Bentonite clay is named after the place where it was first identified: Fort Benton, Wyoming. People have been using this type of clay to keep their bodies healthy for hundreds of years. Tribes in the Andes and Central Africa used to dip their food in water that had volcanic ash clay dissolved in it. Today, many alternative medicine practitioners use it as a simple cure for a number of common problems.

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wonderwhy

Oct-31-13 11:30 AM

Yep, fined for dumping innocent mud. Could someone please help tool find the earth? Clearly this clown is in outer space! No wonderwhy

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wonderwhy

Oct-31-13 11:25 AM

tool- You go right ahead and drink some of this innocent mud. Let us know how it works out! LOL

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TrollSlayer

Oct-31-13 11:13 AM

conserberal, it’s MUD. When you stop dumping your pesticides and insecticides and fungicides and fertilizers and drain cleaners and oven cleaners and floor cleaners and antibacterial soaps and antidandruff shampoos and antiseptics and detergents and softeners and unmetabolized pharmaceuticals and skin creams and food additives and cosmetics and deicers and degreasers and all the other poisons you flush down your drain into the river, come back and whine about a little clay.

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conserberal

Oct-31-13 11:03 AM

TS - Here's how it works. Creeks empty into rivers. So, WW drinks creek water, I drink creek water, anyone who drinks water from the Ohio River drinks creek water. Are you saying that since this water is already dirty it is acceptable to dirty it more?

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