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  •  my town has been fracked on all sides and in the (4+ / 0-)
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    FishOutofWater, marina, Arlys, Mrs M

    town itself including 300 yards from my kids' school. All the extensive tests done by both the state and the NAOO (who have huge offices just down the road) show no affect on air, as a matter of fact the line of SUVs lined up to pick up kids at the primary school was the thing that caused meters to jump.

    By law there is tons of water testing all around the well and months and years afterwards. Nothing yet. I have a water well, tastes just as horrid as it always did.

    Not all places are the same. Our petroleum layers are down below a thousand feet and very horizontal. Our water is up above 100 ft.

    How big is your personal carbon footprint?

    by ban nock on Thu Feb 21, 2013 at 05:57:32 AM PST

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    •  Great news. I'm glad your family is well. (7+ / 0-)

      I really want to believe that fracking can be done safely because it is going to happen across much of America whether or not we want it to happen. I am for effective regulation that protects worker and public health and safety. I am very happy that you are not seeing any problems.

      look for my eSci diary series Thursday evening.

      by FishOutofWater on Thu Feb 21, 2013 at 06:15:50 AM PST

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    •  Wow (0+ / 0-)

      You're town is a miracle. What town is it?

      I say miracle because I've been involved in the anti-fracking movement, mostly research, for several years now and I've yet to come across a location fracked as heavily as you describe where there hasn't been contamination to some degree.

      So please, tell us what this town is.

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