September 26, 2013

Flooding and Fracking don't mix - see Colorado

Colorado flooding has not only overwhelmed roads and homes, but also the oil and gas infrastructure stationed in one of the most densely drilled areas in the U.S. Nearby locals say an unknown amount of chemicals has leaked, mixing fracking fluids and oil along with sewage, gasoline, and agriculture pesticides.
"You have 100, if not thousands, of wells underwater right now and we have no idea what those wells are leaking," East Boulder County United spokesman Cliff Willmeng said Monday. "It's very clear they are leaking into the floodwaters though."
Photographs shared by East Boulder County United, show many tanks have been ruptured and others floating in the flood. At least one pipeline has been confirmed broken and leaking. [Climate Progress]
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