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Duke University scientists find contaminants in treated drilling fluids

Two hazardous chemicals, ammonium and iodide, are being released and spilled into Pennsylvania and West Virginia waterways from gas and oil drilling operations. 

The toxic substances, which can have a devastating impact on fish, ecosystems, and potentially, human health, are extracted from geological formations along with natural gas and oil during BOTH hydraulic fracturing and conventional drilling operations, said Duke University scientists in a study published today in the journal Environmental Science & Technology. 
Duke Scientists Oil Drilling Study


Horizontal Fracturing commonly referred to as Fracking, along with Directional Drilling has spurred a U.S. boom in oil and natural-gas production. These new production techniques blast huge amounts of water — mixed with sand and chemicals — deep underground to break apart shale deposits and extract gas and oil from the rock’s pores.

Learn more before selling your mineral rights. Click on the image for info about your Mineral Rights and Macomb County Oil & Gas Drilling.

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Fracking_Toolkit 
A Guide for Community Residents and Policy Makers
Facing Decisions over Hydraulic Fracturing


West Bay Exploration and Jordan Development answer questions in the MSU Oil and Gas Newsletter from Sept 2014
West Bay Exploration answers questions


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Shelby Township posts latest information from West Bay Exploration



Don't Drill The HillsRochester Hills organizes to keep oil wells out.  Lots of information here 

Terms You Should Know:

BRINE: Water that comes from the well, whether it’s pumped in or from a reservoir, picks up dissolved minerals on its way to the surface and is called “brine.” It can also create a muddy mix of saltwater and minerals called “sludge” or leave a residue called “mineral scale” on equipment.

Statutory Pooling

Gas Flare, Flare Stack, Flare Drum
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Compulsory Pooling, Statutory Pooling
Statutory Pooling


Oil and Gas Production Wastes Fact Sheet from EPA: 

includes info on "NORM" Naturally Occurring Radioactive Materials, also has info on TENORM. Click on the picture for the epa.gov website.

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TENORM: Technologically-Enhanced, Naturally-Occurring Radioactive Materials from oil and gas drilling comes in many forms. Broken bits of mineral known as “drill cuttings” are created when a well’s hole is bored. In small doses, TENORM is manageable. 

The more we drill, the more radioactive matter we bring to the surface, and the less idea we have of what to do with it.
The more we drill, the more radioactive matter we bring to the surface, and the less idea we have of what to do with it.

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