This happened right behind the homes of the people featured in Denton Record Chronicle’s “Behind the Shale” series.
The pits are unlined except at the very top portion where the truck is parked.
WHAT’S IN THAT STUFF?
P.S. We don’t really know that is drilling mud–just guessing. It could be just about anything.
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Thanks for the post Sharon, stay tuned, I promise to send out more. Jennifer Cole & I will attend our "meeting", not a hearing mind you, with the RRC & Carrizo tomorrow, 10 a.m. room 160K, 11th floor in Austin.
Could they be “lining” the pit with the mud? I keep hearing this meme about “lining with drilling mud keeps it from leaking”.
Know what doesn’t leak very much? Steel tanks with a closed-loop system.
If you click on that link, you can see what’s in drilling mud and what I think about how well that works.
DAWN GUARDADO says
I live in Mansfield TX half mile from the drill site. We have experienced 3 earthquakes June -July 2011. More than one hundred homes experienced foundation problems from the quakes. No one here has earthquake insurance. Carrizo Oil should pay for these damages, most homeowners have a split down the middle of their homes mine goes from one end of the house to the other cracked my fireplace, floors. I have applied for FEMA, can you help us take Carrizo to court to pay for our damages. We will have a community that everyone will be walking away from their homes. Due to the drill site our property values have dropped tremendously, we all owe more than our homes are worth and this just tops the cake.
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