July 5, 2012

4700 gallons of hydrochloric acid, but it's not about fracking?

Well, except that it is, and this is why I'm glad the Dryden ban covered operations beyond the drilling pad itself:

When the anonymous industry report states there were "no drilling or fracking operations taking place" at the spill site in Leroy, it's somehow excluding the handling and storage of hazardous materials that are central to those operations. In short, the cause and outcome of this particular spill, like the impact of large scale fracking operations over time, are made obscure by industry-speak. This 4,700 gallon "release" is, once again, something to keep in mind when you hear that fracking has never polluted groundwater.

Posted by simon at July 5, 2012 10:33 PM in
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