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California Sunset: Future Of Fracking And Farming
Tomas DiFiore
From Sunset Travel Magazine April Issue, Future of Fracking in California: The weakest links in the safety chain, according to experts, are the steel casings and cement that line the wells underground. They’re designed to isolate harmful chemicals from the surrounding environment, but they’re far from infallible 6 to 7 percent of new wells drilled failed within 3 years by “compromised structural integrity,” according to Ingraffea’s research. STOP. Now look at where the quotes appear. This is copied direct from the Sunset article. BUT what Dr Athony Ingraffea's research actually shows, is that the ascribed rate of failure of 6-7% occurs in the first year. By year 3, it is upwards of 20 per cent, or 1 in 5 wells. Add this to the discussion at CapRadio, and the upcoming USC Symposium to Explore ‘Unconventional Gas & Oil and the Energy Landscape’ which features Catherine Reheis-Boyd as a panelist.

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