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Facts show gas boom alive and well in state

October 3, 2013

The gas industry naysayers have been spreading a lot of misinformation lately that the gas drilling industry is on the decline in Pennsylvania....

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BornHere

Oct-03-13 7:29 AM

Talking about don't drink it..USA TODAY 10-2-2013.

Fracking linked to Radioactive river water in Pa.

Wastewater wasn't adequately treated before being released into a Pennsylvania river, causing elevated levels of Radioactivity.

Radium levels were about 200 times greater in sediment from a creek where wastewater was being discharged.

Treatment plants can remove much of the radioactivity and chemicals - but not all, some plants have been discharging oil and gas wastewater since 2003 until the present in Pa.

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MrShaman

Oct-03-13 8:24 AM

"The gas industry naysayers have been spreading a lot of misinformation lately that the gas drilling industry is on the decline in Pennsylvania."

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Hey...you know...T-Baggers; ya' can't live WITH them, ya' can't shoot 'em.

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MrShaman

Oct-03-13 8:26 AM

Talking about don't drink it..USA TODAY 10-2-2013.

Fracking linked to Radioactive river water in Pa.

Wastewater wasn't adequately treated before being released into a Pennsylvania river, causing elevated levels of Radioactivity.

Radium levels were about 200 times greater in sediment from a creek where wastewater was being discharged." - BornHere

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Ya' drink a lot o' river-water & creek-water, do ya'??

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BornHere

Oct-03-13 9:14 AM

Maybe I should have finished the rest of the article but I found this one instead, DISCOVER May 17, 2013

Improperly treated fracking water was discharged into the Monongahela River which provides "DRINKING WATER" for most of Pittsburg, Pa., forcing 325,000 residents of the region to switch to bottled water for several weeks.

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pinecr

Oct-03-13 9:23 AM

Hey I hope you don't think these are the only problems caused by the gas industry in this state. What about the fact that the sludge being delivered to the local landfill stations is setting off the radioactive alarms, but they brought a DEP official in and he said "if you bury is deep enough there will be nothing to worry about". WHAT, IS HE NUTS! As if we don't have enough cancer in the valley already!

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northerntier

Oct-03-13 10:13 AM

Yes, but. Engelder qualifies his optimism: "Engelder believes the two “sweet spots” in Pennsylvania will continue to be good gas producers. They include the counties of Bradford, Lycoming, Susquehanna and Wyoming in the Northern Tier and Fayette, Greene, Washington and Westmoreland in the southwest."

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catmantwo

Oct-03-13 2:50 PM

The gas industry is here to stay.

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Judgeandjury

Oct-03-13 4:21 PM

The PR campaign by the gas industry and it's shills and brainwashed followers is impressive. The editor of this paper has proven over and over again that facts are not a concern for him, yet he chooses to claim facts as the basis of this article. He is a pawn, plain and simple, for the gas industry. I suspect he gets a payment every time he publishes some silly piece like this. There is so much obviously wrong with this industry, from lack of ability to extract this resource safely to willing negligence in order to reap profits, that any person presented neutrally with the real facts would run screaming from the possibility of allowing the industry to continue operating. Those are the "facts" Mr Editor. Your facts are cherry picked Mr Editor. I think the response to this editorial is indicative. I say it over and over again, but this is another good time to say it. How do you look your children and grandchildren in the face knowing you are condemning them to a poiso

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Judgeandjury

Oct-03-13 4:22 PM

a poison future?

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rick424

Oct-03-13 6:16 PM

Aug 25th

"Numbers show gas industry here is major energy player"

How many times are you going to write about this anyway

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SilverFeather

Oct-06-13 3:46 PM

Sunday morning and XTO Energy has taken out a full paged ad explaining how "someone else" spilled a lil "salt water" during a "recycling" operation, but it wasn't XTO! Oh Ok, now I understand! First of all, no one can deny the good the gas industry has brought to this part of PA. People have good jobs when there were few before. We cannot pretend there haven't been environmental consequences. The big problem as I see it, is this, the denial when something goes wrong, the passing the buck and blame rather than a billion dollar company, quickly reporting and admitting something went wrong and paying for the clean up! Sorry XTO, you brought the charges on yourself. Learn from this the next time. When you are making that much money, don't shirk your responsibility just because you don't own a homestead here in PA.

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Steelman

Oct-08-13 7:40 AM

I realize everyone is entitled to an opinion, and quoting articles may make you feel like you have a valid point, but for every positive or negative article there are 10 pointing you in the other direction. Drilling seems to be a much more environmental friendly evil than all of the other things we have done to PA (ie mining and logging) I know there have been articles about how the drilling is changing the environmental layout of the state, but this is a small fraction of the big picture. Highways shopping malls and development are doing this 10 fold in comparison.

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Rottyboyy

Oct-10-13 11:15 PM

...no doubt this region can use some economic stimulus, but we cannot lose sight of the fact that we have a natural resource even more precious than gas deposits...that resource is spelled...THE PLANET. It is a well-established fact that central Pa. is PART OF THE PLANET...in fact,the (coal) industry set part of it on fire (see Centralia, Pa., 1962) and 53 years later smoke is still rising from beneath the (caved in) streets of that town...and after you Google Centralia, try STRIP MINING in Pa. and West Virginia, and after that, search...toxic substances in mine runoff that pollute our rivers and streams...stuff like uhhh, mercury,methylmercury arsenic, antimony, selenium...you know, stuff that kills fish, poisons unborn children, and gives our once crystal clear waterways new foul smelling colors like, green, yellow, and fifty shades of brown. Yeah, what region couldn't use an economic shot in the arm...but what good is it if you can't drink the water.

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