TV News LIES

Wednesday, Jun 28th

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...


Unregulated chemicals may be stunting ozone recovery, new study suggests

Unregulated chemicals stunt ozone recoveryAccording to new research in England, several unregulated chemicals may be delaying the recovery of the...

Utah's Brian Head wildfire torches more homes as residents flee

Utah fires causes more to fleeA wildfire menacing the southern Utah ski town of Brian Head for nearly a week flared...

Overnight Energy: Trump moves to repeal Obama water rule

Trump to change Obama water protection actThe Trump administration took formal action Tuesday toward repealing the Obama administration’s controversial regulation that extended...

Church Of England ‘Colluded And Concealed’ Sex Abuse Of Young Men, Report Finds

Church of England sex abuse in reportThe Church of England failed to respond appropriately to victims who accused a former bishop of...
 
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!