• Team 4 Investigation: Marcellus Shale Emergency Plans

    A Team 4 investigation finds that the first Marcellus Shale gas wells have quietly been drilled in Allegheny County, and more are on the way, raising the question: Are first responders ready?

    published: 18 Nov 2010
  • Investigation of Mass Transfer in Gas Shale - Junyi Arthur Xu

    Student Research Symposium 2010

    published: 01 Dec 2010
  • The hidden cost of the US shale gas and 'fracking' boom

    The US push to secure domestic gas supplies has seen a desperate scramble to drill into the Marcellus Shale formation. But the process involved - hydraulic fracturing - is now the focus of a bitter dispute over environmental damage and community rights, as the Ecologist Film Unit reports. To read the investigation that goes with this film: http://bit.ly/fiVXCL

    published: 30 Nov 2010
  • EPA Opens Public Hearings on Health and Environmental Impact of Hydraulic Fracturing 1 of 2

    # As Regulators Weigh Drilling in Marcellus Shale, EPA Opens Public Hearings on Health and Environmental Impact of Hydraulic Fracturing The Environmental Protection Agency has begun public hearings in Binghamton, New York on hydraulic fracturing, or "fracking," a controversial technique that mining companies use to extract natural gas from rock formations thousands of feet underground. The hearings are part of a broad investigation by the EPA into the human health and environmental effects of fracking. We speak to Josh Fox, director of the Sundance award-winning documentary Gasland, which opens in theaters across the country this Wednesday; and ProPublica reporter Abrahm Lustgarten, who has written extensively about natural gas drilling.

    published: 14 Sep 2010
  • Газовый геноцид американского населения / Shale genocide of US citizens

    Special for http://fbii.org Уже почти 10 лет Соединенные Штаты сотрясает «Сланцевая лихорадка» - на углеводородах из сланцев нефтегазовые гиганты и биржевые спекулянты зарабатывают более $20 миллиардов в год. Расплачиваются за это миллионы простых американцев. Добычу сланцевого газа методом гидроразрыва специалисты приравнивают к экологическому терроризму. Shale gas rush has been shaking the United States for almost 10 years. Oil and gas giants and speculators earn on shale hydrocarbons more than $20 billion a year. Millions of ordinary Americans pay for it. Experts equate the shale gas production through hydraulic fracturing to environmental terrorism. Durante casi 10 años los Estados Unidos están fuertemente influídos por batidos "la fiebre de esquisto". En los hidrocarburos de esquis...

    published: 01 Nov 2013
  • Erupting Water Well - Marcellus Shale Reality Tour Part 5 - Fracking

    A video by Scott Cannon http://gdacoalition.org The video Truthland features a woman seeking the truth about gas drilling. What they don't tell you is that the gas company who drilled are being sued for methane migration problems on her property by a family living nearby. There are 10 wells on her pad. WPX Energy Gas has been fined for faulty well casings there. State regulators are investigating the cause of high methane levels in three Susquehanna County water wells after residents reported gray or black sludgy water, and one home's well began to erupt water through its cap. The Department of Environmental Protection has not yet determined if natural sources, nearby natural gas drilling operations or some other cause has mobilized methane and metals into drinking water supplies. Inspec...

    published: 15 Mar 2012
  • Why North Dakota’s oil fields are so deadly for workers

    When Brendan Wegner went to work in North Dakota's Bakken oil fields, his family had no idea it was so dangerous. On average, a worker dies every six weeks. On his first day on the rig, Wegner was killed by an explosion, and OSHA launched an investigation. Special correspondent Jennifer Gollan of Reveal from the Center for Investigative Reporting examines how employers avoid accountability. View the full transcript: http://www.pbs.org/newshour/bb/north-dakotas-oil-fields-deadly-workers/#transcript

    published: 24 Jun 2015
  • Marcellus Shale Reality Tour Part 2 - Dimock Day Trip - Fracking

    A video by Scott Cannon http://www.gdacoalition.org On January 10, 2012, I drove to Dimock Pennsylvania to find out what's going on with the DEP and the EPA's investigation on the water well contamination alleged by Cabot Oil & Gas Methane in three private water wells in Lenox Twp. seeped there from a flawed natural gas well drilled by Cabot Oil & Gas Corp., state environmental regulators have found. An investigation by the Department of Environmental Protection determined that the gas migrated from at least one of three Marcellus Shale wells on the Stalter well pad about a half-mile west of Interstate 81 in Susquehanna County. Read the notice of violation HERE The gas was found seeping into three water supplies in August. A fourth water well for a hunting cabin is still being ev...

    published: 11 Jan 2012
  • Explosion, Fire At Marcellus Shale Gas Well Site Under Investigation

    State investigators say there was minimal environmental damage from an explosion that sparked a large fire and injured three workers Wednesday night at a Marcellus Shale natural gas well site in Independence Township, Washington County.

    published: 25 Feb 2011
  • Shale dents US-Africa oil trade

    The US shale oil revolution has had an unexpected effect of ridding the country of its dependence on Africa's oil. Energy Aspects' Amrita Sen tells the FT's Javier Blas why the continent has been the hardest hit by the shale boom. For more video content from the Financial Times, visit http://www.FT.com/video Subscribe to the Financial Times on YouTube; http://goo.gl/vUQx5k Twitter https://twitter.com/ftvideo Facebook https://www.facebook.com/financialtimes

    published: 03 Aug 2014
  • 3D Seismic

    One of the most powerful geophysical technologies is 3D Seismic. Geophysical companies profile the sea floor and use sound to create images thousands of feet below the subsurface. Watch this video to learn more about the technology.

    published: 29 Aug 2011
  • Philadelphia District Attorney To Face Corruption Charges Following Investigation

    According to CBS Philadelphia, sources say that federal officials are set to announce corruption charges against Philadelphia District Attorney Seth Williams. Investigators began an investigation of Williams' personal and political finances in August of 2015, uncovering a series of ethics violations, including failure to disclose over 150 thousand dollars in gifts and income. A press conference is scheduled this afternoon and will include officials from the U.S. Attorney’s Office for New Jersey, and the FBI Special Agent in Charge from the Philadelphia division, among others. No statement has been made as to what the charges brought against Williams will be. http://www.cbsnews.com/news/philadelphia-da-seth-williams-to-face-federal-corruption-charges/ http://www.wochit.com This video was p...

    published: 21 Mar 2017
  • The Rock Solid Facts about Shale Drilling [Fracking]

    The realities and information are spreading about hydraulic fracturing, or fracking. The facts are rock solid. Tell newly elected Governor Tom Wolf that fracking fractures Pennsylvania! INFO@WOLFFORPA.COM PO BOX 22454 PHILADELPHIA, PA 19110 Reality #1: Natural Gas companies don't pay taxes. --Pennsylvania is the only state with no severance tax. Market value of the gas produced in 2013 was 11.8 billion but companies only paid impact fees of 223 million making the tax rate for them only 1.9%. Drillers pay no property taxes on oil and gas reserves in PA, but in Texas they pay 3.7 billion in local property taxes. State corporate tax paid by gas drilling companies fell below pre-Marcellus levels in 2013. http://www.ncsl.org/research/energy/oil-and-gas-severance-taxes.aspx#key http://pen...

    published: 27 Oct 2014
  • Introduction to Shale Development

    published: 20 Aug 2013
  • inFact: All About Fracking

    Fracking has been a standard practice in natural gas mining for a long time, but documentary films have caused some laypeople to question its safety. How justified are these fears? http://infactvideo.com A lot of natural gas mining is easy; you drill a hole, the gas comes right up. But once you get down deep enough, between around 1.5 and 6 kilometers deep, the pressure is so high and the rocks are so tight that the gas can't move to your borehole. The standard solution to this is hydraulic fracturing, or fracking. Water is pumped down into the deep shale at really high pressure, just like a hydraulic ram, and splits open the fissures. Then sand is mixed with the water, and gets distributed throughout the cracks to prop them open. The water is pumped back out, and now the gas can freely ...

    published: 05 Sep 2013
  • Gasland Documentary--Sure You Want Shale Gas?

    Ever heard of "fracking" ? When filmmaker Josh Fox is asked to lease his land for drilling, he embarks on an investigation that leads to many shocking revelations. Take a look at the trailer for "Gasland." What do you think, fact or fiction? Join the oil sands debate on our partner site: http://bit.ly/drWIeE or on our facebook page: http://on.fb.me/cyNUQG

    published: 04 Nov 2010
Team 4 Investigation: Marcellus Shale Emergency Plans

Team 4 Investigation: Marcellus Shale Emergency Plans

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A Team 4 investigation finds that the first Marcellus Shale gas wells have quietly been drilled in Allegheny County, and more are on the way, raising the question: Are first responders ready?
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Investigation of Mass Transfer in Gas Shale - Junyi Arthur Xu

Investigation of Mass Transfer in Gas Shale - Junyi Arthur Xu

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The hidden cost of the US shale gas and 'fracking' boom

The hidden cost of the US shale gas and 'fracking' boom

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  • Updated: 30 Nov 2010
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The US push to secure domestic gas supplies has seen a desperate scramble to drill into the Marcellus Shale formation. But the process involved - hydraulic fracturing - is now the focus of a bitter dispute over environmental damage and community rights, as the Ecologist Film Unit reports. To read the investigation that goes with this film: http://bit.ly/fiVXCL
https://wn.com/The_Hidden_Cost_Of_The_US_Shale_Gas_And_'fracking'_Boom
EPA Opens Public Hearings on Health and Environmental Impact of Hydraulic Fracturing 1 of 2

EPA Opens Public Hearings on Health and Environmental Impact of Hydraulic Fracturing 1 of 2

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# As Regulators Weigh Drilling in Marcellus Shale, EPA Opens Public Hearings on Health and Environmental Impact of Hydraulic Fracturing The Environmental Protection Agency has begun public hearings in Binghamton, New York on hydraulic fracturing, or "fracking," a controversial technique that mining companies use to extract natural gas from rock formations thousands of feet underground. The hearings are part of a broad investigation by the EPA into the human health and environmental effects of fracking. We speak to Josh Fox, director of the Sundance award-winning documentary Gasland, which opens in theaters across the country this Wednesday; and ProPublica reporter Abrahm Lustgarten, who has written extensively about natural gas drilling.
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Газовый геноцид американского населения / Shale genocide of US citizens

Газовый геноцид американского населения / Shale genocide of US citizens

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Special for http://fbii.org Уже почти 10 лет Соединенные Штаты сотрясает «Сланцевая лихорадка» - на углеводородах из сланцев нефтегазовые гиганты и биржевые спекулянты зарабатывают более $20 миллиардов в год. Расплачиваются за это миллионы простых американцев. Добычу сланцевого газа методом гидроразрыва специалисты приравнивают к экологическому терроризму. Shale gas rush has been shaking the United States for almost 10 years. Oil and gas giants and speculators earn on shale hydrocarbons more than $20 billion a year. Millions of ordinary Americans pay for it. Experts equate the shale gas production through hydraulic fracturing to environmental terrorism. Durante casi 10 años los Estados Unidos están fuertemente influídos por batidos "la fiebre de esquisto". En los hidrocarburos de esquisto las compañías gigantes de gas y los especuladores de la bolsa ganan más de $ 20 mil millones al año. Por eso pagan millones de estadounidenses civiles. Los expertos igualan la extraccición de gas de esquisto al terrorismo ecológico.
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Erupting Water Well - Marcellus Shale Reality Tour Part 5 - Fracking

Erupting Water Well - Marcellus Shale Reality Tour Part 5 - Fracking

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A video by Scott Cannon http://gdacoalition.org The video Truthland features a woman seeking the truth about gas drilling. What they don't tell you is that the gas company who drilled are being sued for methane migration problems on her property by a family living nearby. There are 10 wells on her pad. WPX Energy Gas has been fined for faulty well casings there. State regulators are investigating the cause of high methane levels in three Susquehanna County water wells after residents reported gray or black sludgy water, and one home's well began to erupt water through its cap. The Department of Environmental Protection has not yet determined if natural sources, nearby natural gas drilling operations or some other cause has mobilized methane and metals into drinking water supplies. Inspectors were in the township hamlet of Franklin Forks on Wednesday to take a second round of samples from water wells. DEP officials originally indicated to residents in January that the likely source of the gas was a natural methane seep documented for over a century in nearby Salt Springs State Park. But the chemical markers of the Salt Springs methane have been well characterized by scientists and the department is just now in the process of determining the signature of the gas found in the water wells to compare to the seep. Analyzing the stable carbon isotopes - a form of chemical fingerprinting of the gas - "could prove fruitful" in this case because Salt Springs is so well documented, DEP spokeswoman Colleen Connolly said. The department also is considering the potential impact of nearby Marcellus Shale drilling on the water supplies. "Everything is still part of the investigation," she said. "We're not ruling anything out." DEP cited WPX Energy for defective casing or cement in two of the natural gas wells closest to Franklin Forks last year. The nested strings of steel casing and cement are meant to protect aquifers from gas and other fluids in the wells, but flaws in the barriers have caused methane to migrate into water supplies throughout the region, most notably in Bradford County and Dimock Twp. 15 miles south. DEP inspectors also found gas bubbling from between the casing strings on three more WPX wells on the same two well pads - the DePue and Hollenbeck - although those wells were not cited for violations. Bubbling is often viewed by state regulators as an indication of a leak or defect in a well's construction. WPX is an exploration and production company recently spun off from Williams Companies. DEP is evaluating the WPX wells as part of its investigation, but it has not named any responsible party and has not ordered any company to replace or restore the water supplies, Ms. Connolly said. Read more: http://thetimes-tribune.com/news/state-searching-for-cause-of-methane-in-franklin-twp-water-wells-1.1286095#ixzz1pC51lHRQ
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Why North Dakota’s oil fields are so deadly for workers

Why North Dakota’s oil fields are so deadly for workers

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When Brendan Wegner went to work in North Dakota's Bakken oil fields, his family had no idea it was so dangerous. On average, a worker dies every six weeks. On his first day on the rig, Wegner was killed by an explosion, and OSHA launched an investigation. Special correspondent Jennifer Gollan of Reveal from the Center for Investigative Reporting examines how employers avoid accountability. View the full transcript: http://www.pbs.org/newshour/bb/north-dakotas-oil-fields-deadly-workers/#transcript
https://wn.com/Why_North_Dakota’S_Oil_Fields_Are_So_Deadly_For_Workers
Marcellus Shale Reality Tour Part 2 - Dimock Day Trip - Fracking

Marcellus Shale Reality Tour Part 2 - Dimock Day Trip - Fracking

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A video by Scott Cannon http://www.gdacoalition.org On January 10, 2012, I drove to Dimock Pennsylvania to find out what's going on with the DEP and the EPA's investigation on the water well contamination alleged by Cabot Oil & Gas Methane in three private water wells in Lenox Twp. seeped there from a flawed natural gas well drilled by Cabot Oil & Gas Corp., state environmental regulators have found. An investigation by the Department of Environmental Protection determined that the gas migrated from at least one of three Marcellus Shale wells on the Stalter well pad about a half-mile west of Interstate 81 in Susquehanna County. Read the notice of violation HERE The gas was found seeping into three water supplies in August. A fourth water well for a hunting cabin is still being evaluated, DEP spokesman Daniel Spadoni said. Video from inside one of Cabot's gas wells showed that a string of steel casing meant to seal off the aquifer from contaminants was improperly constructed, according to a notice of violation sent by DEP in September. Methane was also found between the cemented strings of casing in all three gas wells on the Stalter pad, a sign state regulators view as evidence of flaws in a well's construction. The dissolved methane in one nearby water supply jumped from 0.3 milligrams per liter before drilling began to 49 milligrams per liter on Aug. 16 and 57 milligrams per liter on Aug. 18, according to the violation notice. Cabot installed methane detection alarms in three homes and vented the three affected water wells to keep the methane from accumulating and creating an explosion risk. The company is also delivering replacement drinking water to two of the homes, Mr. Spadoni said. The methane in the third water well has decreased so the home does not require an alternate water supply, he said. Cabot spokesman George Stark said Friday that the company submitted a detailed response to the DEP and is working with regulators on the issue. "Cabot is committed to safe and responsible operations and takes matters like this very seriously," he said. "We believe in fact-based, scientific research to guide any necessary corrective actions." Department regulators sent Cabot a violation notice on Sept. 19, but neither the department's public eFACTS compliance database nor its monthly oil and gas violations report noted the inspection or violations until last week, when a Times-Tribune reporter asked about the investigation. DEP policy requires the oil and gas program to update the eFACTS database within 10 working days of completing an inspection or mailing a notice of violations. Mr. Spadoni said the missing information was "an oversight."
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Explosion, Fire At Marcellus Shale Gas Well Site Under Investigation

Explosion, Fire At Marcellus Shale Gas Well Site Under Investigation

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State investigators say there was minimal environmental damage from an explosion that sparked a large fire and injured three workers Wednesday night at a Marcellus Shale natural gas well site in Independence Township, Washington County.
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Shale dents US-Africa oil trade

Shale dents US-Africa oil trade

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The US shale oil revolution has had an unexpected effect of ridding the country of its dependence on Africa's oil. Energy Aspects' Amrita Sen tells the FT's Javier Blas why the continent has been the hardest hit by the shale boom. For more video content from the Financial Times, visit http://www.FT.com/video Subscribe to the Financial Times on YouTube; http://goo.gl/vUQx5k Twitter https://twitter.com/ftvideo Facebook https://www.facebook.com/financialtimes
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3D Seismic

3D Seismic

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One of the most powerful geophysical technologies is 3D Seismic. Geophysical companies profile the sea floor and use sound to create images thousands of feet below the subsurface. Watch this video to learn more about the technology.
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Philadelphia District Attorney To Face Corruption Charges Following Investigation

Philadelphia District Attorney To Face Corruption Charges Following Investigation

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According to CBS Philadelphia, sources say that federal officials are set to announce corruption charges against Philadelphia District Attorney Seth Williams. Investigators began an investigation of Williams' personal and political finances in August of 2015, uncovering a series of ethics violations, including failure to disclose over 150 thousand dollars in gifts and income. A press conference is scheduled this afternoon and will include officials from the U.S. Attorney’s Office for New Jersey, and the FBI Special Agent in Charge from the Philadelphia division, among others. No statement has been made as to what the charges brought against Williams will be. http://www.cbsnews.com/news/philadelphia-da-seth-williams-to-face-federal-corruption-charges/ http://www.wochit.com This video was produced by YT Wochit News using http://wochit.com
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The Rock Solid Facts about Shale Drilling [Fracking]

The Rock Solid Facts about Shale Drilling [Fracking]

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The realities and information are spreading about hydraulic fracturing, or fracking. The facts are rock solid. Tell newly elected Governor Tom Wolf that fracking fractures Pennsylvania! INFO@WOLFFORPA.COM PO BOX 22454 PHILADELPHIA, PA 19110 Reality #1: Natural Gas companies don't pay taxes. --Pennsylvania is the only state with no severance tax. Market value of the gas produced in 2013 was 11.8 billion but companies only paid impact fees of 223 million making the tax rate for them only 1.9%. Drillers pay no property taxes on oil and gas reserves in PA, but in Texas they pay 3.7 billion in local property taxes. State corporate tax paid by gas drilling companies fell below pre-Marcellus levels in 2013. http://www.ncsl.org/research/energy/oil-and-gas-severance-taxes.aspx#key http://pennbpc.org/just-facts-marcellus-shale-jobs-and-taxes-paid Reality #2: Fracking is bad for the economy --Leaseholders say they are not getting paid. Energy companies are skimming profits and increasing expenses to landowners. Home prices are also at risk. Banks refuse to offer mortgages for properties near fracked wells. https://pennbpc.org/sites/pennbpc.org/files/tiogaCASESTUDY.pdf http://public.econ.duke.edu/~timmins/w18390.pdf http://www.nber.org/papers/w19796 http://ecowatch.com/2013/08/14/fracking-industry-avoids-royalties-landowners/ http://www.cce.cornell.edu/EnergyClimateChange/NaturalGasDev/Documents/City%20and%20Regional%20Planning%20Student%20Papers/CRP5072_Housing_Final%20Report.pdf Reality #3: Fracking jobs do not goto Pennsylvanians --Pennsylvania ranks 50th in job creation in the nation. Shale-related employment represents 4% of overall employment in the state. 70-80% of workers are from out of state. http://keystoneresearch.org/media-center/press-releases/pa-now-ranked-50th-job-growth-january-2011 https://pennbpc.org/sites/pennbpc.org/files/MSSRC-Employment-Impact-11-21-2013.pdf http://www.cepr.net/index.php/blogs/cepr-blog/fracking-nonsense-the-job-myth-of-gas-drilling Reality #4: Fracking is under-regulated --Pennsylvania’s auditor general Eugene DePasquale has released a report critical of the Department of Environmental Protection’s regulation of the natural gas drilling industry. The audit, covering the period of 2009 through 2012, shows that the rapid growth of the shale gas industry caught the Department of Environmental Protection unprepared to adequately protect drinking water and respond to complaints. “DEP is underfunded, understaffed and inconsistent in how it approached shale gas development,” DePasquale said. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Exemptions_for_hydraulic_fracturing_under_United_States_federal_law http://www.slb.com/~/media/Files/resources/oilfield_review/ors03/aut03/p62_76.ashx Reality #5: Fracking harms the environment --Fracking is exempt from the Safe Drinking Water Act, Clean Water Act, Emergency Planning and Community Right To Know Act, Resource Conservation and Recovery Act, Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act, National Environmental Policy Act, Clean Air Act. 5-7% of new gas wells leak. As wells age, the percentage of leakage increases from 30-50%. Fracked wells release 40-60% more methane than conventional wells. Methane is 30 times more potent than carbon dioxide as a greenhouse gas. Fracking displaces coal and also renewables and with the cheap cost of national gas, coal exports are increasing. http://www.damascuscitizensforsustainability.org/wp-content/uploads/2012/11/PSECementFailureCausesRateAnalysisIngraffea.pdf http://www.scientificamerican.com/article/fracking-would-emit-methane/ http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Exemptions_for_hydraulic_fracturing_under_United_States_federal_law http://www.pnas.org/content/111/17/6237.abstract http://www.geo.cornell.edu/eas/PeoplePlaces/Faculty/cathles/Natural%20Gas/2012%20Cathles%20et%20al%20Commentary%20on%20Howarth.pdf http://www.nature.com/nature/journal/v514/n7523/full/nature13837.html Reality #6: Fracking is a threat to public health --People living near natural gas development are twice as likely to report health problems such as: nosebleeds, vision problems, nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, rashes, blood pressure issues, stress, skin lesions, cancer, chronic fatigue, difficulty with balance, severe headaches, tumors, low birth weight, difficulty with breathing. Recently, 400 health professionals called for an investigation of the PA Department of Health for ignoring calls from residents concerning health complaints related to gas drilling. http://pennsylvaniaallianceforcleanwaterandair.wordpress.com/the-list/ http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2014-08-26/fracking-link-to-birth-defects-probed-in-early-research.html http://paenvironmentdaily.blogspot.com/2014/08/groups-call-for-investigation-of-dept.html http://dx.doi.org/10.1289/ehp.1307732 http://dyson.cornell.edu/research/researchpdf/wp/2012/Cornell-Dyson-wp1212.pdf Produced and Edited by Andrew Geller
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Introduction to Shale Development

Introduction to Shale Development

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inFact: All About Fracking

inFact: All About Fracking

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Fracking has been a standard practice in natural gas mining for a long time, but documentary films have caused some laypeople to question its safety. How justified are these fears? http://infactvideo.com A lot of natural gas mining is easy; you drill a hole, the gas comes right up. But once you get down deep enough, between around 1.5 and 6 kilometers deep, the pressure is so high and the rocks are so tight that the gas can't move to your borehole. The standard solution to this is hydraulic fracturing, or fracking. Water is pumped down into the deep shale at really high pressure, just like a hydraulic ram, and splits open the fissures. Then sand is mixed with the water, and gets distributed throughout the cracks to prop them open. The water is pumped back out, and now the gas can freely flow to the borehole. The controversy comes mainly from the fact that about 1/2 of 1% of the fluid consists of lubricants and surfactants, needed to get the sand through the system and into the fissures. Opponents believe that these agents can poison groundwater supplies, or even worse. The most dramatic criticism of fracking was this scene from the 2010 shock-doc Gasland, by avant-garde stage director Josh Fox. It showed a family whose tap water was actually flammable, and Fox blamed the fact that fracking was used in the area. An investigation into this family's well, which was ignored by the movie, discovered that their well had been drilled directly into a shallow natural gas deposit. This is common and not a problem if the well is properly vented. Theirs wasn't, so gas got into their water. How do we know it had nothing to do with fracking? Water wells range in depth from a few meters to a few hundred at the very deepest, but fracking takes place kilometers deeper, past numerous layers of bedrock. Years of study have proven what geologists have always known: there's just too much distance of solid rock between the two regions for any seepage to take place. Since the fracking fluid is removed right after the sand is inserted, there isn't even any fluid there that might seep. Instead, it's best to understand the real concerns with fracking. These include surface spills, just like we have with maple syrup trucks or gasoline trucks; and of course the disposal of the fracking fluid, usually done into ultra-deep wells. Just remember: whenever you hear non-experts claim to have discovered something shocking and sensational unknown to science, you have very good reason to be skeptical.
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Gasland Documentary--Sure You Want Shale Gas?

Gasland Documentary--Sure You Want Shale Gas?

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Ever heard of "fracking" ? When filmmaker Josh Fox is asked to lease his land for drilling, he embarks on an investigation that leads to many shocking revelations. Take a look at the trailer for "Gasland." What do you think, fact or fiction? Join the oil sands debate on our partner site: http://bit.ly/drWIeE or on our facebook page: http://on.fb.me/cyNUQG
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