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Neshaminy Creek Drilling Wastewater!

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I must be living under a rock! I fish Neshaminy Creek all the time, and only saw this story today: http://www.nbcphiladelphia.com/news/l ... s-Drilling-112804034.html

I know Pennsylvania needs jobs, revenue, and energy, but we need drinking water first. I don't have much time right now, but I'll have to look into how many jobs these drilling operations actually produce, and whether or not there's a more sensible way to produce energy. Fracking seems like a low-tech method, and it's taken a long time to clean up the Delaware River Basin to what I consider just acceptable levels. Making a buck is one thing, but this is just a crude method. Sign me up for the opposition!

Posted on: 2011/10/13 10:03


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This is old news (look at date) and I don't think this practice occurs any more.

Posted on: 2011/10/13 10:29


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Found this link to MS site that lists the treatment plants and the waterways effected:

http://www.marcellus-shale.us/drilling_wastewater.htm

Here's where it goes and how much is dumped. Looks like Western and NC PA gets the bulk and SEPA is now spared....

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Posted on: 2011/10/13 10:46


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Posted on: 2011/10/13 11:58


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I think those lists are old. New regulations went into affect his year.

http://www.pennlive.com/midstate/inde ... ias_drilling_wastewa.html

Posted on: 2011/10/13 13:18


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Hi Guys,
I knew the story was from January 2011, but hadn't seen it until this morning. Even if they're not running the water through waste water treatment plants in SE PA, they have to dispose of it somewhere. In the story I linked, there was mention of a moratorium (last year) for drilling in SEPA, but that has apparently changed:
The Delaware River Basin Commission, which regulates water use in a 13,539-square-mile area that supplies drinking water to New York City, Philadelphia and many other cities in towns in New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania and Delaware, has put a moratorium on new Marcellus Shale drilling projects because of environmental concerns.

But in early December, it proposed regulations that would lift the ban and allow drilling to finally ramp up in eastern Pennsylvania, as it has in other parts of the state, though under close oversight.


I wouldn't trust a mining company to do the right thing without being coerced, and the those who should be doing the oversight don't seem too concerned. Then we have presidential primary candidates calling for an end to "job killing" EPA regulations. I guess they distill their water. Yeah Man! Time to make some quick cash, and then get out of town.......

Posted on: 2011/10/13 16:46


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A lot of interesting info in this report. You want to know how many jobs were created? It's all in here...and it must be true because it's on the internet and it came out of Harrisburg.

http://www.mde.state.md.us/programs/L ... nts/MSAC_Final_Report.pdf

Posted on: 2011/10/13 17:41






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