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Another well blow-out during hydraulic fracturing

Amy Mall

Posted September 18, 2010

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In June I blogged about a well blow out in Pennsylvania during a hydraulic fracturing operation. Officials estimated that one million gallons of hydraulic fracturing fluid, including chemical additives, plus an undetermined amount of wet natural gas, blew out of the well.

Earlier this month, there was a blow-out during a hydraulic fracturing job in North Dakota. It is estimated that over 60,000 gallons of hydraulic fracturing fluid, plus 7,000 gallons of oil, were blown out of the well into the environment.

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Sharon WilsonSep 18 2010 11:26 PM

There was a serious blow out in Fort Bend, Texas last year but it didn't get much attention. They had to make the area a no-fly zone for almost a week.

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