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Drill Cuttings Being Tested for Radiation

April 3, 2014

MOUNDSVILLE — Some Northern Panhandle residents remain concerned about radiation associated with natural gas activity in the region....

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oldsteelmaker

Apr-04-14 8:31 AM

Ever wonder where those awful radiations came from? What is shale? It's fossilized mud. What is mud? Decomposed granite. Granite contains some radioactive stuff, that among other things, breaks down to radium. How much? Well, I bet you have sat on granite park benches in the past. A dental xray is more dangerous.

Remember the radon scares? every so often we have to be reminded how dangerous the world is, and how boring the life of a reporter must be to write stuff like this.

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CherokeeProud

Apr-03-14 11:36 PM

@wondergoof: I have made a request to the NR to.I have made a request to the NR to get rid of this article. Left Wing Lugnuts like you can't stand it and you spew your stupidity. Please don't call Obozo and request that all drilling be stopped. "Get Off The Phone!" You have really shown how asinine you are.

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TrollSlayer

Apr-03-14 2:10 PM

And wonderlie’s typical silly post is full of “right wing entertainers” and “stuck on stupid,” which are only useful because they clearly indicate that wonderlie has even less of an argument than WVUGEO.

You’re always good for a LOL, though, wonder. LOL

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TrollSlayer

Apr-03-14 2:09 PM

wonderlie, my information is from H. Michael Dorsey, chief of Homeland Security and Emergency Response for the West Virginia DEP, who actually performed recent testing for radiation on actual well cuttings from an actual well actually here in the Ohio Valley.

WVUGEO the coal shill snake oil salesman’s standard copy-dump of information, on the other hand, is from a 2011 (NOT current) USGS study of flowback water (NOT drill cuttings, which are the material going into the landfills and are the subject of this article) from wells NOT here in the Ohio Valley. WVUGEO also compares the concentration of radium from that irrelevant study to standards for disposal by dumping into the river as industrial effluent, which applies to NEITHER flowback water nor drill cuttings. WVUGEO-shill also hides the qualifier “perhaps” at the bottom of his post, indicating his suppositions are only his loony SPECULATION and are not based on any test results at all.

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wonderwhy

Apr-03-14 1:28 PM

WVGEO- Clearly you CAN read and provide information on this NR website. Toolboy, on the other hand, gets his information from right wing entertainers. Wonderwhy he is so darn stuck on stupid? LOL

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TrollSlayer

Apr-03-14 10:23 AM

GEO, can't you read?

From the article, “H. Michael Dorsey, chief of Homeland Security and Emergency Response for the West Virginia DEP, ... said he found no such radioactivity during a recent test of EQT Corp. drilling waste taken to a Wetzel County landfill.”

FOUND NO RADIOACTIVITY

FOUND NO RADIOACTIVITY

FOUND NO RADIOACTIVITY

And where there’s NO RADIOACTIVITY, there’s NO RADIUM.

So you got nothing. Except fearmongering based on IRRELEVANT data FROM ELSEWHERE. But if that’s all you have, I guess you have to go with that. LOL

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WVUGEO

Apr-03-14 10:06 AM

Again, it is important, critically important, to emphasize that it is not just the "radiation", but, what the radiation emanates from. It will be Uranium, Radium and their daughters; and, if Radium, even in the tiniest amounts, gets into your water, it will bioaccumulate until the amount of radiation it emits inside you does become dangerous.

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WVUGEO

Apr-03-14 10:02 AM

The US Geologic Survey, in their Scientific Investigations Report 2011-5135; "Radium Content of Oil- and Gas-Field Produced Water in the Northern Appalachian Basin", demonstrated that Marcellus flowback can contain Radium, which will bio-accumulate by displacing calcium in your bones, in amounts thousands of times higher than allowed by law in drinking water and hundreds of times higher than allowed by law in industrial effluent. Radium will, eventually, kill you; and, by inflicting damage on your genetic material, will inflict disease and disability on your descendants. As far as drill cuttings go, their radium content will depend upon what strata they come from. Overall, on average, the amount in cuttings might appear reasonable. But, the deep cuttings, from the shale and near the shale, will contain radium in possibly dangerous amounts. The measurements reported in this article perhaps result from sampling protocols intended to provide the reassuring results they did.

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VincentVega

Apr-03-14 9:56 AM

3 RETIREES; TRIPLE DIPPERS ON BALLOT! "Sneezy" Evans "Feline" Ferro "Hollow" Hall

But Casey Junkins to the rescue! Now assigned to Marshall County, he becomes David Evans' Campaign Manager? Evans represented Oil & Gas interests in Charleston.

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TrollSlayer

Apr-03-14 8:00 AM

Actual testing, done by an expert independent testing agency, releasing actual test results? This is the LAST thing the anti-gas loons wanted... LOL

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LogHog

Apr-03-14 5:52 AM

EPA... low levels of radiation from gas well drilling, good. Low levels of smoke from coal fired power plants, bad....EPA.. better for people to breath well while they get cancers from drill cuttings. After all. WE are the EPA and we decide how things will be.

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