Why media reporting on two much smaller spills, but not on Sprocket Energy’s sour gas spill/leak/frac hit? at Frac Frenzy Quakin’ and a Shakin’ Fox Creek that did affect a water body and that AER issued a serious order against Sprocket for?
Important 2017 reference:
New Study: Sulfide-producing bacteria dominate hydraulically fractured shale oil & gas wells. “An estimated 70% of waterflooded reservoirs world-wide have soured.”
Sour Gas damages the brain, even at very low levels:
Sour Gas Concentration (ppm)
Odor threshold (when rotten egg smell is first noticeable to some). …
Prolonged exposure may cause nausea, tearing of the eyes, headaches or loss of sleep. Airway problems (bronchial constriction) in some asthma patients.
Frac Hit at Fox Creek? Wanna bet industry’s pet lamb, AER, will issue no fine? 460,000 litres fluids & contaminated water spews forth from abandoned Sprocket Energy Corp well 6 km SW of Fox Creek, Nothing reported in the media!
A pipeline spill in northwest Alberta last week that released 100,000 litres of water laden with salt and hydrocarbons is being cleaned up.
The spill, about 45 kilometres southeast of Peace River, happened Wednesday from a pipeline owned by Calgary-based Baytex Energy, the Alberta Energy Regulator reported Monday.
In a news release Monday, Baytex said it implemented its emergency response plan immediately, contained the spill and has made significant progress in the cleanup.
What caused the release is still under investigation, Baytex said.
The AER said it is monitoring the cleanup and is reporting no bodies of water or wildlife has been affected by the spill.
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