The Grand Prairie Mayor said, “…scary as hell.” Apparently he and the Grand Prairie Council, like so many others, allowed the drillers to tell them what is safe.
Now that’s just plain dumb. Because, although fracking and walking both end in ing, they are nothing alike. One is a natural process of human development and the other is like setting off bombs underground then pumping mysterious and dangerous chemicals into the earth.
So, the US Army Corps recommends a 3,000 foot setback to protect dams from fracking. Yet Fort Worth has a mere 600 foot setback, which is often waivered down to 200 feet, from residences. What might fracking do to foundations, buildings and bridges?