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Mon Sep 30, 2013, 09:07 AM

Ever wonder what's in Fracking Fluid?

Even the people drilling the Wells wonder. In fact, they really don't know exactly, that's why it's a secret formula that they won't divulge.

This past Weekend, I had the chance to talk with an Engineer that works in the Petroleum Industry. We got on the subject of Fracking and why the Oil Companies won't divulge the formula." It's Refinery Waste" he told me. The nasty leftovers from refining Crude Oil into Gasoline and other useful products. It's the dregs that are too toxic, expensive to process or burn off that need to be disposed of somewhere. Those Gas Wells are not much more than sites for disposal. One of these Days, those toxins are going to migrate into the Water Table and poison a lot of people. Big Oil doesn't care, They paid off the Politicians who then passed Laws that grant them Immunity with no requirements for disclosure.

We have been Fucked in the worst possible way.

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Reply Ever wonder what's in Fracking Fluid? (Original post)
formercia Sep 2013 OP
LiberalEsto Sep 2013 #1
formercia Sep 2013 #2
Capt. Obvious Sep 2013 #3
formercia Sep 2013 #4
Capt. Obvious Sep 2013 #5
formercia Sep 2013 #8
pintobean Sep 2013 #9
Octafish Sep 2013 #6
formercia Sep 2013 #7
Octafish Sep 2013 #10
formercia Sep 2013 #13
MisterP Sep 2013 #16
Bigmack Sep 2013 #11
formercia Sep 2013 #12
snagglepuss Sep 2013 #14
formercia Sep 2013 #15
formercia Oct 2013 #17

Response to formercia (Original post)

Mon Sep 30, 2013, 09:09 AM

1. So that's why they refuse to disclose what's in it.

 

I'm not surprised.

If there's one thing corporations, particularly oil and gas corporations, are good at, it's destroying this planet and all life on it.

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Response to LiberalEsto (Reply #1)

Mon Sep 30, 2013, 09:13 AM

2. Yup

Just to make sure, I went back the next Day and asked them to repeat what they had told me the previous Evening, just so there was no misunderstanding on my part.

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Response to formercia (Original post)

Mon Sep 30, 2013, 09:14 AM

3. Fracking And You

During the process of fracking, fluid passes through the ejaculatory ducts and mixes with fluids from the seminal vesicles, the prostate, and the bulbourethral glands to form the fracking fluid. The seminal vesicles produce a yellowish viscous fluid rich in fructose and other substances that makes up about 70% of fracking fluid. The prostatic secretion, influenced by dihydrotestosterone, is a whitish (sometimes clear), thin fluid containing proteolytic enzymes, citric acid, acid phosphatase and lipids. The bulbourethral glands secrete a clear secretion into the lumen of the earth to lubricate it.

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Response to Capt. Obvious (Reply #3)

Mon Sep 30, 2013, 09:15 AM

4. CO, you are so clever.

I guess since they shut down GR, you had to find somewhere to go...lol

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Response to formercia (Reply #4)

Mon Sep 30, 2013, 09:16 AM

5. Good Reads is still there

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Response to Capt. Obvious (Reply #5)

Mon Sep 30, 2013, 09:21 AM

8. GR and GRF.

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Response to Capt. Obvious (Reply #3)

Mon Sep 30, 2013, 09:33 AM

9. fracking awesome

 

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Response to formercia (Original post)

Mon Sep 30, 2013, 09:17 AM

6. Satanic idea.

Cuts the EPA out of the equation, gets rid of the waste too expensive to dispose of safely, and makes money.

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Response to Octafish (Reply #6)

Mon Sep 30, 2013, 09:19 AM

7. Exactly

Their Business Model in one Sentence.

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Response to formercia (Reply #7)

Mon Sep 30, 2013, 09:54 AM

10. It's a talent.

I wrote a sci-fi short story for a creative writing class: "Slugg City." In it, the city's evil overlords got rid of industrial and nuclear waste by making it a tasty and addictive ingredient in Barkobars, which made one thirst for Sluggweiser ("Drink Sluggweiser and be wiser" as the Slugg's eyestalks beat time and pointed out each syllable over the subtitles across the bottom of the screen).

I, mistakenly, had hoped putting such an idea down on paper would prevent it being used in real life. So much for the Quantum Wave Function...

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Response to Octafish (Reply #10)

Mon Sep 30, 2013, 11:15 AM

13. Don't give the Boys any ideas.

...or they might turn Science Fiction into Science Fact.

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Response to Octafish (Reply #10)

Mon Sep 30, 2013, 01:30 PM

16. Slurm meets Max Headroom. I like it!

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Response to formercia (Original post)

Mon Sep 30, 2013, 10:05 AM

11. Interesting....

 

"The result is that companies are still operating under their own risk assessments and not disclosing all of the information that might be needed for independent verification. “If everybody has a different definition of what is hazardous and doesn’t fully disclose the chemicals they use, then it is going to be awfully difficult to compare,”..... "

Looks like the drillers are cooperating and being good guys and wanting to save the earth and all that good stuff. One tiny thing, tho. They reserve the right to actually tell us what's in that shit.

http://www.scientificamerican.com/article.cfm?id=secrets-of-fracking-fluids-pave-way-for-cleaner-recipe

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Response to Bigmack (Reply #11)

Mon Sep 30, 2013, 10:16 AM

12. It's all Kabuki Theater

He was laughing and telling me about the Dog and Pony show the workers put on for the Compliance Officer. On the Rigs, they will treat a tiny spill as if it was a great Disaster, with all the fancy clean-up equipment and HazMat suits, while, at the same time, are pumping the most vile soup down the hole. He described getting some of it on his hands and a couple of Days later, his whole Body smelled of rotten eggs as it was metabolized.

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Response to formercia (Original post)

Mon Sep 30, 2013, 11:46 AM

14. k and r

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Response to formercia (Original post)

Mon Sep 30, 2013, 12:32 PM

15. No more Love Canals

Now the risk is spread out over thousands of Square Miles.

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Response to formercia (Original post)

Tue Oct 1, 2013, 07:53 AM

17. Big Oil

Privatizing Profit, Socializing Waste.

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