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(Vice)   Fracking spreads STDs   (vice.com) divider line 12
    More: Obvious, STDs, Safe Drinking Water Act, shale, chemical industries, hard drugs  
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6760 clicks; posted to Main » on 25 Feb 2014 at 9:22 AM (1 year ago)   |  Favorite    |   share:  Share on Twitter share via Email Share on Facebook   more»



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2014-02-25 09:32:14 AM  
3 votes:
Fracking has enough problems without lumping in the side-effects of human behavior.
The problem here isn't fracking, the problem is people.

You could make the same kinds of braindead arguments against alcohol, homosexuality or international army bases.
Irresponsible behavior, destruction and disease follow in their wake.

But that's because people are assholes, not because these particulars are somehow to blame.
2014-02-25 10:04:30 AM  
2 votes:

Jim_Callahan: Benzene and formaldehyde?

Are we letting the guys that failed out of school before sixth grade write columns involving technical subjects now?

Here, 5 bloody seconds of google can help you out there:

[www.exxonmobilperspectives.com image 420x468]

// I know, I know, the article's about the workers, not the science, but still, that's like leading with an off-hand comment about how everyone knows the world is flat or something.
// Chart is after the 99.5% that's water and sand, by the way.


Wow that's some mighty fine cherry picking you've done there. Also thanks for making your intellectual dishonestly clear for everyone.

Chemical NameCAS  Chemical      PurposeProduct                                                         Function
Hydrochloric Acid   007647-01-0           Helps dissolve minerals and initiate cracks in the rock  Acid


Glutaraldehyde     000111-30-8            Eliminates bacteria in the water that produces corrosive by-productsBiocide

Quaternary Ammonium Chloride012125-02-9Eliminates bacteria in the water that produces corrosive by-productsBiocide
Quaternary Ammonium Chloride061789-71-1Eliminates bacteria in the water that produces corrosive by-productsBiocide
Tetrakis Hydroxymethyl-Phosphonium Sulfate055566-30-8Eliminates bacteria in the water that produces corrosive by-productsBiocide

Ammonium Persulfate007727-54-0Allows a delayed break down of the gelBreaker
Sodium Chloride007647-14-5Product StabilizerBreaker
Magnesium Peroxide014452-57-4Allows a delayed break down the gel Breaker
Magnesium Oxide001309-48-4Allows a delayed break down the gel Breaker
Calcium Chloride010043-52-4Product StabilizerBreaker

Choline Chloride000067-48-1Prevents clays from swelling or shiftingClay Stabilizer
Tetramethyl ammonium chloride000075-57-0Prevents clays from swelling or shiftingClay Stabilizer
Sodium Chloride007647-14-5Prevents clays from swelling or shiftingClay Stabilizer

Isopropanol000067-63-0Product stabilizer and / or winterizing agentCorrosion Inhibitor
Methanol000067-56-1Product stabilizer and / or winterizing agentCorrosion Inhibitor
Formic Acid000064-18-6Prevents the corrosion of the pipeCorrosion Inhibitor
Acetaldehyde000075-07-0Prevents the corrosion of the pipeCorrosion Inhibitor

Petroleum Distillate064741-85-1Carrier fluid for borate or zirconate crosslinkerCrosslinker
Hydrotreated Light Petroleum Distillate064742-47-8Carrier fluid for borate or zirconate crosslinkerCrosslinker
Potassium Metaborate013709-94-9Maintains fluid viscosity as temperature increasesCrosslinker
Triethanolamine Zirconate101033-44-7Maintains fluid viscosity as temperature increasesCrosslinker
Sodium Tetraborate001303-96-4Maintains fluid viscosity as temperature increasesCrosslinker
Boric Acid001333-73-9Maintains fluid viscosity as temperature increasesCrosslinker
Zirconium Complex113184-20-6Maintains fluid viscosity as temperature increasesCrosslinker
Borate SaltsN/AMaintains fluid viscosity as temperature increasesCrosslinker
Ethylene Glycol000107-21-1Product stabilizer and / or winterizing agent.  Crosslinker
Methanol000067-56-1Product stabilizer and / or winterizing agent.  Crosslinker

Polyacrylamide009003-05-8"Slicks" the water to minimize friction Friction Reducer
Petroleum Distillate064741-85-1Carrier fluid for polyacrylamide friction reducerFriction Reducer
Hydrotreated Light Petroleum Distillate064742-47-8Carrier fluid for polyacrylamide friction reducerFriction Reducer
Methanol000067-56-1Product stabilizer and / or winterizing agent.  Friction Reducer
Ethylene Glycol000107-21-1Product stabilizer and / or winterizing agent.  Friction Reducer

Guar Gum009000-30-0Thickens the water in order to suspend the sandGelling Agent
Petroleum Distillate064741-85-1Carrier fluid for guar gum in liquid gelsGelling Agent
Hydrotreated Light Petroleum Distillate064742-47-8Carrier fluid for guar gum in liquid gelsGelling Agent
Methanol000067-56-1Product stabilizer and / or winterizing agent.  Gelling Agent
Polysaccharide Blend068130-15-4Thickens the water in order to suspend the sandGelling Agent
Ethylene Glycol000107-21-1Product stabilizer and / or winterizing agent.  Gelling Agent

Citric Acid000077-92-9Prevents precipitation of metal oxidesIron Control
Acetic Acid000064-19-7Prevents precipitation of metal oxidesIron Control
Thioglycolic Acid000068-11-1Prevents precipitation of metal oxidesIron Control
Sodium Erythorbate006381-77-7Prevents precipitation of metal oxidesIron Control

Lauryl Sulfate000151-21-3Used to prevent the formation of emulsions in the fracture fluidNon-Emulsifier
Isopropanol000067-63-0Product stabilizer and / or winterizing agent.  Non-Emulsifier
Ethylene Glycol000107-21-1Product stabilizer and / or winterizing agent.  Non-Emulsifier

Sodium Hydroxide001310-73-2Adjusts the pH of fluid to maintains the effectiveness of other components, such as crosslinkers pH Adjusting Agent
Potassium Hydroxide001310-58-3Adjusts the pH of fluid to maintains the effectiveness of other components, such as crosslinkers pH Adjusting Agent
Acetic Acid000064-19-7Adjusts the pH of fluid to maintains the effectiveness of other components, such as crosslinkers pH Adjusting Agent
Sodium Carbonate000497-19-8Adjusts the pH of fluid to maintains the effectiveness of other components, such as crosslinkers pH Adjusting Agent
Potassium Carbonate000584-08-7Adjusts the pH of fluid to maintains the effectiveness of other components, such as crosslinkers pH Adjusting Agent

Copolymer of Acrylamide and Sodium Acrylate025987-30-8Prevents scale deposits in the pipeScale Inhibitor
Sodium PolycarboxylateN/APrevents scale deposits in the pipeScale Inhibitor
Phosphonic Acid SaltN/APrevents scale deposits in the pipeScale Inhibitor

Lauryl Sulfate000151-21-3Used to increase the viscosity of the fracture fluidSurfactant
Ethanol000064-17-5Product stabilizer and / or winterizing agent.  Surfactant
Naphthalene000091-20-3Carrier fluid for the active surfactant ingredientsSurfactant
Methanol000067-56-1Product stabilizer and / or winterizing agent.  Surfactant
Isopropyl Alcohol000067-63-0Product stabilizer and / or winterizing agent.  Surfactant
2-Butoxyethanol000111-76-2Product stabilizerSurfactant
2014-02-25 04:06:16 PM  
1 votes:

SVenus: Heavy hydrocarbons is rare. In some areas of Texas, the shallow water wells came up with oil and no water. Large portions of the county where there never was fresh water. Just oil.  Most of oil was pulled out in the 20s. The reservoir was created when submarine volcanoes erupted. Then altered by sea water, covered for a while and oil injected to a depth of around 350 feet. Some submarine volcanoes actually have been exposed at the surface .There's a real neat one exposed at the surface just south of Austin's airport.


Pilot Knob in Austin, Texas

upload.wikimedia.org
2014-02-25 11:27:23 AM  
1 votes:
You are 7.6 times more likely to die than in any other industry

What the sourced link actually said:

The oil and gas fatality rate is 7.6 times higher than the all-industry rate of 3.2 deaths per 100,000 workers

7.6 x 3.2 = 24.32 per 100,000

What the truth is:

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, 29 fishermen died in 2010, which was down from last year. But with a rate of 116 deaths per 100,000 workers, it's easily the most dangerous job in America.

i2.cdn.turner.com

So fishing is almost 5 times more dangerous than working on an oil rig. Gee, I wonder what else was wrong in the article. Maybe he didn't get clap from fracking but from farking a whore instead.  One thing is certain, Peter Rugh is a dumbass.
2014-02-25 10:37:49 AM  
1 votes:

HypnozombieX: Heh, maybe this is why Exons CEO doesn't want this in his own back yard.
Even the expensive hookers are getting funky.


For as much as I have concerns about fracking, that bit about Exxon's CEO is an oversimplification of what's really going there.

It's definitely still solidly NIMBY.  And companies do not hesitate to sue towns and states to force their businesses in even if residents say they don't want them.  But we should be fair and accurate.
2014-02-25 10:11:11 AM  
1 votes:

Pangea: Pick: Article is MAJOR FAIL. "Fracking" is not a "drilling method". It is a process to develop a well after it has been drilled. It is also NOT controversial. It is a solid practice that works almost every time.

I hate to break it to you, but the media has been lying to you. This is nothing new. They have been fracturing wells almost since day one of the petroleum industry. Back in the late 1800's it was done with nitroglycerine, that was lowered into the wells in a "torpedo" that was detonated.

Well then. Thanks for clearing that up. No reason for anyone to have any further concerns.

[www.nofrackingway.us image 670x504]



Unless she's getting her water from about 7,000 feet down, it's not likely that hydro fracturing had anything to do with her problem.
2014-02-25 10:05:25 AM  
1 votes:

Pangea: Pick: Article is MAJOR FAIL. "Fracking" is not a "drilling method". It is a process to develop a well after it has been drilled. It is also NOT controversial. It is a solid practice that works almost every time.

I hate to break it to you, but the media has been lying to you. This is nothing new. They have been fracturing wells almost since day one of the petroleum industry. Back in the late 1800's it was done with nitroglycerine, that was lowered into the wells in a "torpedo" that was detonated.

Well then. Thanks for clearing that up. No reason for anyone to have any further concerns.

[www.nofrackingway.us image 670x504]


I've seen that trick done in parts of PA that don't have fracking, too. Sucks when natural gas gets into your well.
2014-02-25 10:01:42 AM  
1 votes:

Pick: Article is MAJOR FAIL. "Fracking" is not a "drilling method". It is a process to develop a well after it has been drilled. It is also NOT controversial. It is a solid practice that works almost every time.

I hate to break it to you, but the media has been lying to you. This is nothing new. They have been fracturing wells almost since day one of the petroleum industry. Back in the late 1800's it was done with nitroglycerine, that was lowered into the wells in a "torpedo" that was detonated.


Says Rex Tillerson when he's not suing to keep fracking away from his horse ranch.
2014-02-25 09:41:58 AM  
1 votes:

Pick: Article is MAJOR FAIL. "Fracking" is not a "drilling method". It is a process to develop a well after it has been drilled. It is also NOT controversial. It is a solid practice that works almost every time.

I hate to break it to you, but the media has been lying to you. This is nothing new. They have been fracturing wells almost since day one of the petroleum industry. Back in the late 1800's it was done with nitroglycerine, that was lowered into the wells in a "torpedo" that was detonated.


Well then. Thanks for clearing that up. No reason for anyone to have any further concerns.

www.nofrackingway.us
2014-02-25 09:33:20 AM  
1 votes:

GhostFish: You could make the same kinds of braindead arguments against alcohol, homosexuality or international army bases.
Irresponsible behavior, destruction and disease follow in their wake.


I believe if you were to poll the residents of Okinawa, you would find the exact same arguments being made.
2014-02-25 09:33:00 AM  
1 votes:
Article is MAJOR FAIL. "Fracking" is not a "drilling method". It is a process to develop a well after it has been drilled. It is also NOT controversial. It is a solid practice that works almost every time.

I hate to break it to you, but the media has been lying to you. This is nothing new. They have been fracturing wells almost since day one of the petroleum industry. Back in the late 1800's it was done with nitroglycerine, that was lowered into the wells in a "torpedo" that was detonated.
2014-02-25 09:32:41 AM  
1 votes:
Benzene and formaldehyde?

Are we letting the guys that failed out of school before sixth grade write columns involving technical subjects now?

Here, 5 bloody seconds of google can help you out there:

www.exxonmobilperspectives.com

// I know, I know, the article's about the workers, not the science, but still, that's like leading with an off-hand comment about how everyone knows the world is flat or something.
// Chart is after the 99.5% that's water and sand, by the way.
 
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