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    RLMiller, caul, sacrelicious

    Thank you for setting me straight.

    It's technically feasible to recycle the wastewater for other wells.

    I will work with legislators and regulators to ensure that industry will rely on wastewater for future injection. How much is lost from a volumetric standpoint? 10%? 20%? Let's agree that all future drilling must use at 75% recycled wastewater.

    This will be a win/win, as industry won't need to dispose of wastewater in decaying wells that would create risk of earthquakes and groundwater contamination for decades or centuries. The industry can just truck that toxic wastewater around the country, without any risk to anyone.

    By the way, where does that water go -- the water lost from a volumetric standpoint? I'm sure it cannot be left in the ground within veins created by fracturing rock. That would pose a considerable risk of migration into aquifers and groundwater. Thankfully, we already know that's not a real risk, that it's just propaganda and junk geology, right?

    And, it wouldn't be lost through leaks and spillage occurring aboveground right? Because that would pose a real risk of contaminating local water supplies and would pose a health risk to local residents.

    Coming Soon -- to an Internet connection near you:

    by FischFry on Fri Jul 12, 2013 at 06:00:25 AM PDT

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