Flowback water spilled in west Flower Mound (updated)
Notice how they call it “saltwater” in the article.
“It appears that the unexpected and sudden seal leak on the fracking (hydraulic fracturing) tank caused the spill,” Colwell said. “After it was discovered, the contractor tried to shut it off, but it wouldn’t seal.”
Colwell said the fluid was mostly composed of saltwater.
“It’s primarily saltwater with chemical additives in very small amounts in the fracking water,” Colwell said. “The amount of additives in this case was very small, so it was overwhelmingly saltwater. That’s why we wanted to make sure that it didn’t get into the water or on public property.
It’s primarily saltwater mixed with deadly chemicals, chemicals so deadly that less then 1% killed 17 cattle within a few hours after frack fluid was spilled in their pasture.
This is why we need FULL DISCLOSURE of the chemicals used in hydraulic fracture.
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Well, at least we don't have to hear about how Williams has NEVER had an accident in Flo-Mo anymore.