About a year ago, I posted a blog about an attempt to nuke the frack out of some shale gas and they fracked it up so bad it’s still radioactive. Well, it seems the mineral owners want to develop their property and the gas companies want to extract the gas and everyone down wind wants out.
Legacy of Nuke Drilling Site in Colorado Lingers
Legacy of 1969 underground nuclear blast in Colorado lingers amid modern oil and gas rush
By CATHERINE TSAI
PARACHUTE, Colo. July 22, 2010 (AP)
Oh but that’s not all. There’s a site in NM too.
NUCLEAR EXPLOSIVE EMPLACEMENT/REENTRY WELL (GB-ER)
SITE OF THE FIRST UNITED STATES UNDERGROUND NUCLEAR EXPERIMENT FOR THE STIMULATION OF LOW-PRODUCTIVITY GAS RESERVOIRS. A 29 KILOTON NUCLEAR EXPLOSIVE WAS DETONATED AT A DEPTH OF 4227 FEET BELOW THIS SURFACE LOCATION ON DECEMBER 10, 1967.
NO EXCAVATION, DRILLING, AND/OR REMOVAL OF MATERIALS TO A TRUE VERTICAL DEPTH OF 1500 FEET IS PERMITTED WITHIN A RADIUS OF 100 FEET OF THIS SURFACE LOCATION. NOR ANY SIMILAR EXCAVATION, DRILLING, AND/OR REMOVAL OF SUBSURFACE MATERIALS BETWEEN THE TRUE VERTICAL DEPTH OF 1500 FEET TO 4500 FEET IS PERMITTED WITHIN A 600 FOOT RADIUS OF T 29 N. R 4 W. NEW MEXICO PRINCIPAL MERIDIAN, RIO ARRIBA COUNTY, NEW MEXICO WITHOUT U.S. GOVERNMENT PERMISSION.
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Sharon Wilson is considered a leading citizen expert on the impacts of shale oil and gas extraction. She is the go-to person whether it’s top EPA officials from D.C., national and international news networks, or residents facing the shock of eminent domain and the devastating environmental effects of natural gas development in their backyards.
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