Quoting: Anonymous Coward 27711171
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Indiana has natural gas stored in underground aquifers. The link shows huge storage in Illinois. If the GOM methane is bubbling through this aquifer system, and contributed to the explosion in Indiana, then what happened this week is just a small example of what's coming.
The doco GASLAND showed this well. The image of fire coming out a man's tap/fawcet was compelling and frightening proof that something was up.
The consensus seems to now acknowledge that fracking does effect ground water in shallow pockets, but wont acknowledge that aquifers have been compromised. Probably for the reasons you state above.
I have not looked at your link yet, but they say the gas is 'stored' in the aquifer? I have heard of storage within salt domes that have been evacuated, but not an aquifer itself? That the make up of these caverns has an 'in' and an 'out' makes that proposition all the more crazy!!
That web page showing all the spot fires in Louisianna especially, and mostly the Gulf states was dulled a little by many stating it was sugar cane burn offs.
I'm still skeptical on that. More so, I think this was used as a cover to hide the gas burn offs. Underground burn offs arent out of the question either. As long as there is an air inlet, then the gas can be burned inside a cavern. However, the heat built up, and roaring sound is another element they would have to deal with.
are reporting locomotive sounds that go on all night. Louisianna does have an iron ore processing plant near the sink hole that uses gas to super heat ore pellets, which makes this sound, but maybe its burn offs?
All seems to be ramping up, doesnt it.