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Wednesday, June 5, 2013

Things that make you go hmmmm.

After seeing a presentation by NC Department of Environment and Natural Resources at the Mining and Energy Commission's Water and Waste Management Committee on May 31, and listening to today's debate on SB76 in the NC House I wondered how far it was from Pennsylvania to the Ohio underground injection disposal wells which triggered small earthquakes. It was said that  transporting liquid fracking waste the 200 miles from Lee County's sweet spot to Down East areas was not economically feasible. The distance from Bedford County, Pennsylvania,  to the underground disposal wells that apparently triggered the seismic activity in the Youngstown Ohio area is 161 miles. From Clearville, Pennsylvania (also in Bedford County) the distance to the Youngstown area is 183 miles. From where I sit, 183 miles is mighty darn close to 200...


  1. Good point! Hope other folks are thinking about this too. Pay attention people!

  2. I hate to say it but ever since JW said that we don't have to worry about Big truck traffic because of the great railroads we have in NC I have been afraid they will plan on sending this waste to the nearest small RR towns ? I may try to find a RR map of NC and see what counties may become targets west of Lee and Chatham ?