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The question remains

oh13voter: At least I post sources leading to the facts. You however are intent on trying to debunk the facts with your mantra of "the technique of fracking is over 60 years old."

The fact remains that horizontal hydraulic fracturing is a totally different beast that has only come about in recent years. It wasn't until the late 1990's that slickwater was introduced. Don't confuse hydraulic fracturing with what you may think of as a pumpjack (also called nodding donkey, pumping unit, horsehead pump, rocking horse, beam pump, dinosaur, sucker rod pump (SRP), grasshopper pump, thirsty bird, or jack pump).

And I repeat:

It drills thousands of feet vertically and then drills horizontally, up to 2 miles, with high velocity seismic injection of fracking fluid and sand.
It uses hundreds of times more water (2-5 million gallons per frack and each well can be refracked multiple times).
It then has to dispose of that water, contaminated by toxic fracking chemicals and the minerals that it brings up from underground (some radioactive, some of which can combine to make the highly toxic gas, hydrogen sulfide). About 50% of the toxified water remains underground.
It takes longer than vertical fracking and requires a huge scale industrial operation, with massive heavy tanker truck traffic of about 1,200 tanker truck trips per frack (transporting clean water, fracking fluids, etc.)

www.vindy.com/news/2013/apr/15/anti-f...

Come up with a safe method of extracting gas and we'll all live happily ever after.

April 23, 2014 at 2:03 a.m. suggest removal

Dog slain with crossbow

Unrelated incidents? Hmmm... Grace (dog) had a puncture wound to her torso, Teddie (dog) had a puncture wound to his torso?

They should charge Todd Wollen separately with each incident and then throw the book at him! Get him off the streets for a few years before he kills a someone. Wonder if he's a person of interest in the golden retriever death?

April 22, 2014 at 2:22 p.m. suggest removal

Grandmother shot in Columbus

For some reason these stray bullets always seem to find an innocent victim. If it's not a child sleeping in their bed, it's a grandmother minding her own business.

The article says shots were fired into the home but many times idiots shoot up in the air just to make noise. What do they expect? The bullet is going to keep going and land in space?

April 21, 2014 at 5:02 p.m. suggest removal

Invasive carp’s DNA found in the Muskingum

We have a choice when we shop. Start reading labels. Buy American.

April 21, 2014 at 1:55 p.m. suggest removal

20/20 looks at Hubbard horn-honking incidents

In 21 1/2 years, the police have not been able to prosecute the people who continue to harass this couple? No wonder 20/20 is interested in this case. I'm surprised that Guinness Book of World Records isn't calling too!

April 21, 2014 at 10:39 a.m. suggest removal

The question remains

Who should we believe, oh13voter or...

Chevron "It is only over the past decade that energy companies have been able to economically unlock natural gas from shale by combining two established technologies: hydraulic fracturing and horizontal drilling" http://www.chevron.com/deliveringener...

ConocoPhillips: "ConocoPhillips operates oil and gas facilities around the world, including areas with impermeable rock known as tight shale formations. Because these formations require a relatively new combination of horizontal drilling and hydraulic fracturing to produce oil and gas, they are known as “unconventional resources.”
http://www.conocophillips.com/sustain...

How about this from Range Resources: "The Marcellus Shale gas boom began with the drilling and hydraulic fracturing of the Renz Well in 2004.

Renz 1 was the first slick water frac east of the Mississippi, and is considered to be the 1st Marcellus Shale well drilled.

http://www.marcellus-shale.us/Renz-We...

April 21, 2014 at 1:51 a.m. suggest removal

The question remains

kurtw: "The problem with contaminated well water, as a number of the geologists she talked to said, has more to do with the way the well is drilled- depth of the well- and especially- the quality of the casing"

Before you fall hook, line & sinker for drilling, know that horizontal hydraulic fracturing is different from traditional drilling and vertical fracking techniques that have been used for years. “Fracking”, has only been in standard use in the last 7-10 years. It drills thousands of feet vertically and then drills horizontally, up to 2 miles, with high velocity seismic injection of fracking fluid and sand. It uses hundreds of times more water (2-5 million gallons per frack and each well can be refracked multiple times). It then has to dispose of that water, contaminated by toxic fracking chemicals and the minerals that it brings up from underground (some radioactive, some of which can combine to make the highly toxic gas, hydrogen sulfide). About 50% of the toxified water remains underground. It takes longer than vertical fracking and requires a huge scale industrial operation, with massive heavy tanker truck traffic of about 1,200 tanker truck trips per frack (transporting clean water, fracking fluids, etc.)

Much has been discussed on this issue before. Check out this vindy link from one year ago: http://www.vindy.com/news/2013/apr/15...

April 20, 2014 at 10:15 p.m. suggest removal

The question remains

kurtw: Surely you are being facetious!

Oh13voter has posted 1189 comments and never a link to support his self proclaimed industry expert opinions. He gets his propaganda from the oil/gas industry websites to post during slow times down at the Board of Elections office.

Count on oh13voter to distort the facts and call everyone a liberal among other names. That's his game, he tries to bluff everyone into believing that what he says is truth.

April 20, 2014 at 9:30 p.m. suggest removal

Crosses displayed in Ohio village challenged

Sadly, all it takes is one person to object and the entire country needs to change. Before we ditch our Christian roots, we need to learn from what is happening in European countries.

April 16, 2014 at 6:09 p.m. suggest removal

Boy attacked on Warren bike trail, left to walk naked down street

What this poor child had to endure was horrific. My heart goes out to the victim and his family. Praying for justice to be served.

I realize that it is in the public's best interest to know that there are incidents that we should be aware. But in the future, I deplore Vindy to be sensitive in their reporting. This was a very young victim whose name may not have been printed, but with all the other details including his mother's name, it is yet another trauma to have to deal with.

April 16, 2014 at 5:58 p.m. suggest removal

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