Commercial Salt Water Injection Wells in Fort Worth- Chesapeake to take 31 well's crapolaSomervell County Salon-Glen Rose, Rainbow, Nemo, Glass....Texas


Commercial Salt Water Injection Wells in Fort Worth- Chesapeake to take 31 well's crapola

16 October 2008 at 5:40:56 PM

Fort Worth has had a moratorium on new permits for waste injection wells. Usually what happens then is that Tarrant County ships its waste out to outlying counties. LIke us. Like we all want their waste. But here's another spin on the way to get rid of the crap. Chesapeake is going to lay pipe from its gas wells to this one injection well (that predates the ban on new permits) and pump the crap into the ground there. Oh, except the article says they're going to look at recycling some of the water. Oops, but there's nothing in the article to indicate what percentage of the waste they're going to try to recycle and what percentage will get pumped into the ground.

Under the pilot plan, Chesapeake will be able to bring saltwater to the disposal well, on East First Street, from 31 gas drilling sites along the Trinity River east of downtown, Boerner said. The company will also be able to lay pipes from other wells to the disposal well.

Once the water gets to the disposal well, Chesapeake will recycle some of it and inject the rest deep into the ground. Chesapeake initially plans to recycle water by evaporating it with heat from pipeline compressors. Boerner said the city and Chesapeake will also test other methods, such as filtration and distillation, and determine how effective the piping system is at reducing the number of trucks needed to haul the waste.

The piping will be done with corrosion-resistant plastic pipes, Boerner said. Some private land will be needed to lay the pipes, but Chesapeake can’t condemn land for the pipes as it can for natural gas lines.

Um. Just HOW is the pipe going to get laid then if gas companies can't friggin take away people's land?

Saltwater poses one of the toughest problems associated with natural gas drilling in the Barnett Shale. Each well requires millions of gallons of water to fracture the shale and release the gas. When that water returns to the surface, it is contaminated with drilling chemicals along with naturally occurring salt and crude oil.

Each well can release millions more gallons of water that is trapped in the shale. That water is even saltier.

The traditional method is to inject the waste deep into the ground under high pressure. Industry officials have said injection wells are the cost-effective solution to get rid of the huge amount of waste expected to be produced by drilling inside the city. The only alternative, they have said, is to truck the water to disposal wells in rural areas.

Oh Like Here.

Boerner and other city officials have said they’re concerned about the potential for leaks and other accidents.

Well... YEAH. The frigging pipes are PLASTIC!

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1 - whyzz   14 Nov 2008 @ 1:24:43 AM 

WHOA… wait just a minute here. Are we going to stand idly by while a few not so bright folks from Cowtown send this crap to beautiful Somervell County? I certainly hope not. I’m a current resident of Fort Worth, and have recently acquired property in Somervell County. This place is awesome… the land is a treasure, the people that I’ve met so far have been awesome. Superb customer service and hospitality. Reminds me of growing up in the 50’s. I Love it.

We’re not talking about salt water only. The liquid used to fracture the wells contain an assortment of toxic chemicals, which is currently an industry secret. Putting these chemicals back into the ground could, and has contaminated the groundwater. Why oh why, would we even consider letting this happen. We need to get mad as @%$# at even the thought. Please speak up before it’s too late. Let Cowtown keep it’s toxins… There’s no way I will grant them an easement to lay the pipe on my property. Speak to your friends and neighbors… this is a serious issue. If they can’t lay the pipe, they will just truck it in. We’ve got to band together with our elected officials and say NO WAY! Otherwise, you may find that your well water is unusable in the not so distant future. Time to kick a little bit of big city butt.

Fort Worth should not be able to drill any more gas wells if they have placed a moratorium on new injection disposal wells and can’t contain their own waste. Just ship it to another county? I don’t think so! Somervell County residents are not going to be getting a portion of those big royalty checks, but are going to have to deal with the waste that may essentially destroy our way of life

I was a little late coming across this article… I certainly hope I’m not too late.

Salon editor… How about an update? Do you know where this disposal site is located?

2 - Concerned/toxic waste   30 May 2009 @ 8:47:57 AM 

We have a toxic salt water waste station not even two football fields away from us.  Beautiful place, beautiful trees, lovely out in the country.  Well, it use to be untill Cheasapeake came in and turned our wonderful place into a deisel noise ridden, waves of toxic salt water being sucked into our earth!!!  You can hear the waves of water being sucked into the injection station.  This deisel noise is 24/7.  We have trucks running the roads also 24/7 loaded with this toxic mess.  The drivers wear hazmat suits.  Isn't that sweet?  Yesterday our UPS guy delivered a package to us, and he told us that he delivers something almost every day over at this injection station, and that there were 8 truck over there one right behind the other waiting to unload their toxic crap!  This is just one lone voice reaching out for support.  Something has to be done.  Arkansas sits on an earthquake fault line.  That sure gives you another thought to ponder.  Peace to all that want to save the earth, and who love the earth.

3 - salon   30 May 2009 @ 11:45:04 AM 

&Concerned- with you. Really belies all the commercials that want to show how *green* gas is. Green, at least until you consider how the crap has to go somewhere and it's quite often the beautiful rural areas that suffer.

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