TV News LIES

Sunday, Apr 22nd

Last update05:20:13 AM GMT

You are here News Environment Toxic Wastewater Dumped in Streets and Rivers at Night: Gas Profiteers Getting Away With Shocking Environmental Crimes

Toxic Wastewater Dumped in Streets and Rivers at Night: Gas Profiteers Getting Away With Shocking Environmental Crimes

E-mail Print PDF

gas drilling wastewaterOn March 17, 2011 Greene County resident Robert Allan Shipman and his company, Allan’s Waste Water Service Inc., were charged with illegally dumping millions of gallons of natural gas drilling wastewater, along with restaurant grease and sewer sludge across six counties in Pennsylvania from 2003-2009.

Pennsylvania is one of several states that sit atop the gas-rich underground rock formation the Marcellus Shale. Hydraulic fracturing, the process used for retrieving the gas, is a water-intensive drilling method that not only requires massive volumes of water to unlock the gas, but also generates millions of gallons of wastewater when the drilling is done.

The two-year investigation by the Pennsylvania attorney general’s office resulted in a total of 98 criminal counts charged against the 50-year-old Shipman and an additional 77 charges levied at his company. Said Nils Frederiksen , spokesman for the attorney general’s office, “He was pouring the stuff in any hole he could find.”

Most egregiously, the grand jury presentment detailed how when the demand for Allan’s Waste Water services grew in the summer of 2007, as a result of an uptick in production water (wastewater produced by gas well drilling operations that may contain toxic chemicals) from CNX Gas Co. LLP, a subsidiary of Consol Energy, a company Shipman was hauling for, “Shipman showed the drivers how to leave open the gas well valves and ordered them to discharge production water onto the ground and/or into the nearby waterways.” Drivers’ testimony added, “This activity would typically occur after dark or during heavy rain so that no one would observe the illegal discharge.”

More...


Most Recent Related Stories...


Roanoke County police charge 2 women in trees blocking the Mountain Valley Pipeline

Roanoke woman stays ion tree to protest pipeline Roanoke County police have filed criminal charges against a mother and daughter holed up in trees...

Trump admin starts plan to drill in Arctic wildlife refuge

Drilling to start in Alaskan wildlife refugeThe Trump administration is moving toward oil and gas drilling in Alaska's Arctic National Wildlife Refuge....

What happened to winter? Vanishing ice convulses Alaskans' way of life

What happened to winter in Alaska? A few days before Christmas last year, Harry Brower, mayor of Alaska’s North Slope Borough, was...

A major climate boundary in the central U.S. has shifted 140 miles due to global warming

Climate change moves boundary shifts 140 miles A boundary that divides the humid eastern U.S. and the dry western Plains appears to have...
 
America's # 1 Enemy
Tee Shirt
& Help Support TvNewsLIES.org!
TVNL Tee Shirt
 
TVNL TOTE BAG
Conserve our Planet
& Help Support TvNewsLIES.org!
 
Get your 9/11 & Media
Deception Dollars
& Help Support TvNewsLIES.org!
 
The Loaded Deck
The First & the Best!
The Media & Bush Admin Exposed!