Thursday, November 7, 2013

Geoscientist says groundwater contamination via fracturing 'not physically plausible' | The Florida Current

Sounds like fracking is coming to Florida inch by inch. Click title for link to article. Here's a snippet:
The Sunniland Formation in southwest Florida, where hydraulic fracturing is being considered, is about 12,000 feet below the surface while the deepest aquifer in the area are about 2,000 feet deep, Cox said.
"That's a lot of protection for just this hydraulic fracturing piece in here," she said. Cox is a member of the American Association of Petroleum Geologists.
She said many problems associated with the practice can occur with all oil and gas drilling and exploration including inadequate casing of wells, inadequate handling of spills and disposal of wastewater. She said those practices are subject to strict regulations.