Thursday, April 21, 2011

Driller halts PA fracking after blowout

(and right after the company paid for a study to trash the Cornell guy who raised questions about fracking and the release of climate change gases)

from Reuters:

Chesapeake Energy suspended the use of a controversial natural-gas production technique in Pennsylvania on Thursday as it worked to contain a well blowout that spilled toxic fluid into a local waterway.

Chesapeake, one of the state's biggest shale gas producers, will use a mix of plastic, ground-up tires and heavy mud to plug the well - an operation that echoes BP's "top kill" effort to seal its ruptured Gulf of Mexico oil well last year.

The company said it still did not know the cause of the blowout a day and a half after it occurred.

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