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Colorado frack-site flooding - September 2013

On 17 Sep 2013 at 6:37pm It couldn`t happen here? wrote:
Historic flooding across large portions of Central and Eastern Colorado has caused an unprecedented amount of damage. Along with the rise in water levels came elevated concern over the tens of thousands of frack wells that scar the region's landscape. In one of the hardest hit areas, Weld County, there are over 20,000 frack wells alone.

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On 17 Sep 2013 at 6:47pm U.C.G. wrote:
As demonstrations grow against “fracking” in the UK, another controversial gas extraction method has quietly been licensed. Underground Coal Gasification, or UCG, is the drilling of wells to set fire to underground coal seams and the channelling of the mixture of gas by-products including hydrogen, carbon monoxide, methane and large volumes of carbon dioxide up to the surface

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On 17 Sep 2013 at 6:55pm Helz Cuppleditch wrote:
Helz Cuppleditch FROM ROMANIA....
Dear friends,
I’m sending you this message from the middle of the Romanian Autumn: we are now in the THIRD week of protest against cyanide-based mining and shale gas extraction. It is not in my intention to waste your time, so I’ll be as brief as possible.
Sunday 15th of September, over 500 of us were again on the streets of Iasi, the second large city of Romania. In Bucuresti (the capital of the country) over 20 thousands of young people were protesting. And we thought about you and that we're in this TOGETHER!

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On 17 Sep 2013 at 8:34pm Deelite 2 wrote:
Over population and a concentration on non-renewable resources sees it's inevitable conclusion; environmental destruction, as the lives of your powerless are sacrificed in the dash for profit (or was that oil and gas)....
On 17 Sep 2013 at 10:22pm Yawn wrote:
Good grief, not again - GROW UP, its just so pathetic that you are so desperate to push your beardy unwashed left wing agenda that now ANYTHING is due to Fracking. What next, Jesus was only crucified as he was pro Fracking?
And yes, just as blind and stupid as the bandwagon hoppers, I guess I'm just the same as you lot, just as bigoted, just as incensed at the stupidity.
On 17 Sep 2013 at 10:48pm Hyena wrote:
Helz, if your Romanian I'm a Hyena . Oh yeah by the way thanks for letting us know that Bucharest is the Capitol of Romania.
On 18 Sep 2013 at 7:06am Zzz.. wrote:
No Yawn, you're not at all the same as 'us lot'.
On 18 Sep 2013 at 8:50am Praise the Lord wrote:
@ Yawn, could fracking have caused an earth tremor and move the bolder covering the cave Jesus burried was in? All part of the master plan by him up there? Perhaps we should frack if it helped our saviour in the past. I've seen the light brothers and sisters (and not just the burnt gas over the fracking well).
On 18 Sep 2013 at 9:53am Thread removed wrote:
I'm sure there are plenty of environmental forums. Why has the Lewes Forum been overtaken by fracking threads? And why did Webbo delete my thread suggesting this forum had become dull, yet VOB's racist posts were left on for ages before they were removed?
On 18 Sep 2013 at 12:23pm Zebedee wrote:
Because fracking is the biggest thing to hit Sussex in decades and will completely change the character of the county.
FYI. Lewes is in Sussex.

If you so object to it why bother reading the fracking threads and posts? Just move on and read another thread or you could even start a thread yourself (assuming you have anything interesting to say).

BTW. VOB was banned because he continually broke the forum rules (not just because he was an offensive piece of sh**).
On 18 Sep 2013 at 1:18pm Frack Free Arun wrote:
Helz Cupplefield is not Rumanian, she doesn't claim to be Rumanian .She's from West Sussex she's in Romania at the moment. Hyena you really are daft at times.
On 18 Sep 2013 at 1:25pm Yawn is very dim wrote:
Yawn once again you demonstrate your inability to understand the simplest of concepts.Nobody is claiming that fracking caused the Colorado floods.They are very worried quite rightly about the hundreds of flooded wells and the release of toxic fracking slick water into the environment.Understand,dimbo?
On 18 Sep 2013 at 1:36pm Oldie wrote:
The whole business of fracking is very relevant to us here in Sussex,east and west .I am very glad that people are drawing attention to the undoubted dangers of this process.They used to think that asbestos and thilidomide and DDT were safe when I wa s young.They were wrong.I think fracking is a very bad idea.Keep on posting, we need to hear the truth not the lies of vested interests.
On 18 Sep 2013 at 6:55pm It could happen here. wrote:
N.B.C. News
Coloradans told to stay out of floodwater following chemical and sewage fears

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On 18 Sep 2013 at 7:00pm Here is the news report wrote:
By Alexander Smith, NBC News contributor
As attention turns to the aftermath of Colorado’s record floods, people have been warned to stay out of the lingering water because it may contain harmful chemicals and sewage, officials said.
Emergency airlifts waned late Tuesday as the number of people still unaccounted for continued to decrease, the Associated Press reported, although crews were stepping up efforts to find the hundreds of people still missing. This left rescue crews to assess the ruined homes, roads and bridges which littered the 17 counties hit by the extreme weather.
Among officials’ chief concerns is the possibility that harmful pollution has been unleashed into the floodwater, especially in the oil and gas drilling center of Weld County.
Search teams in northern Colorado are still working hard as floodwaters continue to ravage the area. Washed-out roads and collapsed bridges are adding up, and according to transportation officials, they could take years to rebuild.

“Many contaminants, such as raw sewage, as well as potential releases of chemicals from homes, businesses and industry, may be contained in the floodwaters," Mark Mark Salley, spokesman for the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment, told the Colorado Springs Gazette.
“People are encouraged to stay out of the water as much as possible and wash frequently with warm water and soap if they do come in contact with contaminated water.”
Canadian energy firm Encana Corp has been forced to shut 99 of its 1,200 wells in the state. It is one of several companies which has begun inspections to repair and limit the effects of the storm, a spokesman said in an email to Reuters.
“We still have not found any spills of any reportable quantity, but cannot rule out future discoveries until we get to everything,” said spokesman Doug Hock in the email.
Young Gas Storage Co, in Morgan County, and Colorado Interstate Gas (CIG) both declared force majeures due to exposures of natural gas lines, Reuters said. CIG said on its website that the lines were exposed due to erosion and scouring caused by heavy flooding in the area, but that there were no reports of damage to line itself.
“At this point, as access continues to be limited and emergency responders remain focused on lives, property and roadways, we have limited information about specific impacts or particular locations," spokesman for the Colorado Oil and Gas Conservation Commission (COGCC) Todd Hartman told the Colorado Springs Gazette.But as the situation improves, and more information is available, COGCC will be working with state and local authorities, operators and the public to assess risks and, where necessary, provide environmental response and remediation."
Activists have uploaded photographs onto various websites of flooded oil and gas wells, chemical storage facilities and waste water and chemical holding tanks, the newspaper said.
Gary Wockner, of Denver-based Clean Water Action, told the newspaper: "The [health department] and [oil and gas commission] should inspect every well that was flooded, require that the industry clean up every pollution plume, and create new regulations that better protect the public and the environment in and near floodplains."The number of people missing in the state has dropped from 1,200 early Monday to 306 at 10 p.m. local time late Tuesday (12 a.m. ET), the Associated Press said, citing officials.
The Colorado Office for Emergency Management lowered the official death toll from eight to six, reclassifying as missing the two people from Larimer County who were previously listed as dead to “more accurately reflect their status.”
Slideshow: Deadly floods swamp Colorado
Days of heavy rainfall flooded Colorado mountain towns, obliterating roads and leaving many people stranded.
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However officials told the Associated Press they expected the death toll to increase, forecasting a search operation which could last months.
Officials have also begun estimating repair costs.
"It's going to be astronomical, there's no way around it," Capt. Ralph Kettle with the Poudre Fire Authority in Ft. Collins told the Associated Press.
Dale Miller, road and bridge director for Larimer County, said it could compare to the damage wrought by a 1976 flood that illed 144 people. It took two years to rebuild after that disaster.
It is not yet known how much federal aid will result from President Barack Obama's disaster declaration. But an initial pledge of $5 million is expected to be dwarfed by the final figure needed to repair the damage.
On 18 Sep 2013 at 7:05pm Yaawn the Geniarse wrote:
Do you expect us to believe this made up rubbish ,what you are making up?
N.B.C. waz that then Eh?Some old smelly hippie thing.
Grow up you hippie soapdodgers.Your making it all up.Well you don`t fool me see!
On 18 Sep 2013 at 9:11pm Dum de dum wrote:
Ah, irony again.
On 18 Sep 2013 at 11:07pm Ronnie wrote:
If you`re Ronnie than who am I?
On 19 Sep 2013 at 3:15am Frack Fluids leak out wrote:
Latest from Colorado.Latest video from frack Free Colorado showing widespread fracking toxin contamination.

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