CONTAMINATING THE ENVIRONMENT AND PRESENTING ITS INHABITANTS WITH GRAVE DANGERS!
During that time, industry downplayed the seriousness of these events, while the DEP clearly didn't do enough:
From THE VOICE OF EXPERIENCE in Splashdown 9/19 post, 'Real People Talk About THE FACE OF REALITY'...
"I found out there was a spill on Wednesday night at a meeting with Cabot- someone asked them about a spill and they acted, at first, like they did not know about one, and then they said yes there had been two that day but it was just harmless gel -nothing serious- they said nothing they use is harmful. The chemicals used are just a thimble full- 8,500 gallons is a pretty large thimble!!!
I questioned their water specialist what was this gel- "was it let's say safe enough to shave my legs with?" and he said "Why yes!"
The owners of the land where the spills took place were not notified.
They asked "I own that land, shouldn't you have told me?"
I spoke (actually I yelled - I was so upset) to DEP this morning and Mark Carmen said "call the Governor- we can't do anything."
WHY DID CABOT OR HALLIBURTON OR THE INDUSTRY LIE, AND MINIMIZE THE REAL AND PRESENT DANGER TO LIFE, TO WATER AND THE ENVIRONMENT?
HOW CAN BRAD GILL, Executive Director of the Independent Oil and Gas Association of New York (IOGA-NY), TELL THE PUBLIC THIS LIE:
"It is our understanding that the spill resulted from a decoupling of a water line, which contained "slick water". Slick water is comprised of 99.5 percent water and sand and is not considered a toxic substance."
OMG!!! CAN HE TRULY BE THE EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR OF THE INDEPENDENT OIL AND GAS ASSOCIATION OF NY AND BE CLUELESS AS TO THE CHEMICAL COMPOSITION OF FRACING FLUID??? OR IS HE JUST A LIAR WHO ALSO TOLD THIS LIE:
"The incident in Dimock is indeed regrettable and unfortunate. It is important to note that this circumstance should not be viewed as representative of members' work and experience day-to-day. Such incidents as the spill in Dimock are quiet [sic] rare..."
(see Splashdown 9/19 EUREKA! post)