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Old 12-29-2011, 04:51 PM   #1
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Default Methane Present in 11% of WV Water Wells Before Drilling

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Well, there was a little problem.

Duke did not test water wells before active gas drilling took place to eliminate the possibility that methane in those water wells was naturally occurring.
Of the 1,312 West Virginia water wells Chesapeake sampled, it detected methane in 11.1 percent: 11 percent in Brooke, 17 percent in Marshall, 8 percent in Ohio and 18 percent in Wetzel county. In Bradford County in northeast Pennsylvania, about 25 percent of wells have methane [before drilling begins], Anderson said.

Gee, methane from water wells situated above huge gas fields, some shallow, with poor trapping and extensive seeps. Whoda thunk it.
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And, it's not like this information is new.

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Another sign that a lot of "higher" education is morally and mentally bankrupt.

Is there nothing that is not politicized?
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Clean water is a rare commodity. Go to your watercompany's web site and check the analysis reports for your water. If there's any amount of surfactants present then you can be most assured your drinking water contains some percentage of recycled sewage. But if the source of your water is a river well then, your don't even have to check as there's no doubt at all..

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