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upstatecajun Donating Member (511 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-17-11 07:56 AM
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Hazardous Chemicals and Known Carcinogens were Injected into Wells by Oil and Gas Service Companies
WASHINGTON Millions of gallons of potentially hazardous chemicals and known carcinogens were injected into wells by leading oil and gas service companies from 2005-2009, a report by three House Democrats said Saturday.

The report said 29 of the chemicals injected were known-or-suspected human carcinogens. They either were regulated under the Safe Drinking Water Act as risks to human health or listed as hazardous air pollutants under the Clean Air Act.

Methanol was the most widely used chemical. The substance is a hazardous air pollutant and is on the candidate list for potential regulation under the Safe Drinking Water Act.

The report was issued by Reps. Henry Waxman of California, Edward Markey of Massachusetts and Diana DeGette of Colorado.

http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/us_drilling_chemicals
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Orrex Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-17-11 07:59 AM
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1. This thread is a duplicate, but even so...
I can't believe that this is news. I mean, I pretty much assumed outright that they were doing exactly this when I first heard about fracking and the extreme lengths they went to in order to control its regulation.

So why would anyone expect them not to use horrifically toxic chemicals if it would make them a few bucks?
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upstatecajun Donating Member (511 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-17-11 08:01 AM
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2. Agree
It is not news to us but to the main stream media such as AP it is news because they have not been reporting it. Sorry if it is a repost.
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Orrex Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-17-11 08:26 AM
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3. Nothing to apologize for--it's a story worth telling again and again
Honestly, it was more an attempt to justify my failure to post in those other threads.


And you're right that it's been shockingly under-reported. The honorable Governor Corbett is working hard to help gas-drillers poison Pennsylvania without the hindrances of tax, regulation, or oversight, but most people I talk to locally don't know anything about it!


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upstatecajun Donating Member (511 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-17-11 08:33 AM
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4. Same Here
in Ohio. The Gov. wants to drill in state parks and city parks. People here I have talked to think this is good. WTF
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