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Subject: Re: [OM] [OT] In case you hadn't heard....
From: Chuck Norcutt <chucknorcutt@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Date: Sun, 23 Mar 2014 07:24:36 -0400
What do you consider groundwater?  Leaving the drill tailings laying 
around on the surface can pollute the surface if the retention dams are 
breached.  But a properly drilled fracking well can't pollute water 
wells since the fracking well will be many thousands of feet below the 
well water.  But proper drilling practices are key.  A fracking well can 
blow out just like the Deepwater Horizon well did if the well is not 
cemented properly.

ps:  Most fracking in the US is for natural gas, not oil, although there 
is plenty of oil fracking also.

Chuck Norcutt

On 3/23/2014 3:25 AM, Peter Klein wrote:
>   Whether large-scale fracking is OK or not,
> I'm not decided on, but I have my doubts. It appears to be a very dirty
> technology with lots of toxic crud left in the groundwater after the
> petroleum is extracted.
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