Oldest water on Earth found deep underground – Science

“Geoscientist Barbara Sherwood Lollar at the University of Toronto and her colleagues have investigated deep mines across the world since the 1980s. Water can flow into fractures in rocks and become isolated deep in the crust for many years, serving as a time capsule of what their environments were like at the time they were sealed off.   — more—

via Oldest water on Earth found deep underground – Science.

Tortoise asks, “What might fracking  do to such investigations?”

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Hydrofracking Under Cuomo Plan Would Be Restricted to a Few Counties – NYTimes.com

Even within that southwest New York region — primarily Broome, Chemung, Chenango, Steuben and Tioga Counties — drilling would be permitted only in towns that agree to it, and would be banned in Catskill Park, aquifers and nationally designated historic districts.

via Hydrofracking Under Cuomo Plan Would Be Restricted to a Few Counties – NYTimes.com.

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As oil, gas ‘fracking’ gains popularity in Kansas, so does safety debate | Wichita Eagle

In the 2010 documentary “Gasland,” a Colorado homeowner sets his tap water on fire and residents complain of mysterious health problems.

They point the finger for the source of their troubles at the natural gas wells – drilled using hydraulic fracturing, or fracking – that litter the scenic valley east of Grand Teton National Park.

via As oil, gas ‘fracking’ gains popularity in Kansas, so does safety debate | Wichita Eagle.

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Fracking in Ohio – Economics and the Environment | All Sides with Ann Fisher – WOSU Public Media

Chesapeake Energy reported there is about $20 billion worth of oil and natural gas reserves under eastern Ohio. Governor Kasich sees this as an opportunity to lead Ohio to an economic revolution… as long as a few issues are addressed.

Could Ohio be the model on how to “get things right?” This hour we’ll talk about the potential boons and burdens of fracking in Ohio…

via Fracking in Ohio – Economics and the Environment | All Sides with Ann Fisher – WOSU Public Media.

Here is a report from NPR and The Ohio State University (WOSU).  It is balanced, concerned and informative.  These wells may be headed your way so a heads up is important, especially since the scientific jury is still out.  Implications far exceed Ohio and should be of interest to all.  Besides, the Tortoise cares deeply about his habitat.

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