Polish Fracking Well Probe Shows No Harm to Environment

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    Mar 04, 2012 10:35 PM GMT
    Another blow to those who seek to limit energy extraction.

    http://www.scientificamerican.com/article.cfm?id=polish-fracking-well-probe-shows-no

    Drilling at Poland's first shale gas exploration well using the controversial technique known as fracking has not harmed the environment, according to a government study published on Friday.

    Drilling at Poland's first shale gas exploration well using the controversial technique known as fracking has not harmed the environment, according to a government study published on Friday.

    Hydraulic cracking, or fracking, performed at a site in northern Poland operated by 3Legs Resources did not pollute groundwater or the atmosphere, said the study by the Polish Geological Institute.

    Fracking involves injecting water mixed with sand and chemicals into shale formations at high pressures to extract gas, a technique some fear pollutes underground aquifers and harms the environment.

    "Fluids were under constant control and their uncontrolled leakage to the environment was not possible," the study found.

    "The impact of drilling related to hydraulic cracking on the quality of surface water was not observed. Underground drilling has not affected hydrological conditions around the well."

    Poland is eager to exploit Europe's biggest estimated deposits of shale gas, an unconventional resource that has transformed the U.S. gas market and which Warsaw hopes will ease the European Union nation's reliance on Russian supplies.

    The U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA) estimates Poland has some 5.3 trillion cubic meters of recoverable reserves of gas - enough to supply it with more than 300 years of its domestic energy needs.
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    Mar 04, 2012 11:02 PM GMT
    yourname2000 saidAnother moronic post from a moronic poster. icon_neutral.gif


    The only moron here are those who think that there were no pre-existing conditions prior to the fracking. There are poor implementations of fracking - but this isn't due to the fracking itself. In fact, other reports in the US have now cited the fact that these are due to methane and not the fracking as misleadingly portrayed in films like Gasland.

    http://junkscience.com/2012/02/17/state-department-promoting-gasland-other-enviro-films-to-foreign-audiences/

    Given the choice between choosing something that's cited in the Scientific American versus some environmental lobby group, I find it a bit funny that you choose to call my post "moronic".
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    Mar 04, 2012 11:22 PM GMT
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    yourname2000 saidAnother moronic post from a moronic poster. icon_neutral.gif


    The only moron here are those who think that there were no pre-existing conditions prior to the fracking. There are poor implementations of fracking - but this isn't due to the fracking itself. In fact, other reports in the US have now cited the fact that these are due to methane and not the fracking as misleadingly portrayed in films like Gasland.

    http://junkscience.com/2012/02/17/state-department-promoting-gasland-other-enviro-films-to-foreign-audiences/

    Given the choice between choosing something that's cited in the Scientific American versus some environmental lobby group, I find it a bit funny that you choose to call my post "moronic".


    I could be on board with the Scientific American article but it's limited in its scope and probably not broadly applicable without being replicated.

    Beyond that, the other link is to a lunatic anti-environmental lobbyists website, so...
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    Mar 05, 2012 2:19 AM GMT
    riddler78 saidAnother blow to those who seek to limit energy extraction.

    http://www.scientificamerican.com/article.cfm?id=polish-fracking-well-probe-shows-no

    Drilling at Poland's first shale gas exploration well using the controversial technique known as fracking has not harmed the environment, according to a government study published on Friday.

    Drilling at Poland's first shale gas exploration well using the controversial technique known as fracking has not harmed the environment, according to a government study published on Friday.

    Hydraulic cracking, or fracking, performed at a site in northern Poland operated by 3Legs Resources did not pollute groundwater or the atmosphere, said the study by the Polish Geological Institute.

    Fracking involves injecting water mixed with sand and chemicals into shale formations at high pressures to extract gas, a technique some fear pollutes underground aquifers and harms the environment.

    "Fluids were under constant control and their uncontrolled leakage to the environment was not possible," the study found.

    "The impact of drilling related to hydraulic cracking on the quality of surface water was not observed. Underground drilling has not affected hydrological conditions around the well."

    Poland is eager to exploit Europe's biggest estimated deposits of shale gas, an unconventional resource that has transformed the U.S. gas market and which Warsaw hopes will ease the European Union nation's reliance on Russian supplies.

    The U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA) estimates Poland has some 5.3 trillion cubic meters of recoverable reserves of gas - enough to supply it with more than 300 years of its domestic energy needs.
    Of course their report would conclude those questionable findings.. LMAO

    FAIL

    One would be a MORON not to be skeptical!