21 Oct '11, 11pm

Brendan DeMelle | Gas Industry Front Group Called Out By RFK Jr

Brendan DeMelle | Gas Industry Front Group Called Out By RFK Jr

: The bigger point to keep in mind and that the Times makes pretty clear is that mortgage terms don’t distinguish between waste in a pit or in a “closed-loop” tank. The mortgages say no storage of hazardous substances, period. So the distinction between pits and “closed-loop” systems is irrelevant to the issues. But even on EID ’s narrow terms about open-faced impoundments, they are factually incorrect. The Times story does in fact touch on the issue of closed loop. The story states , [Correction: This is not a quote from the story, it is from this supportive document ]: "When a gas well is drilled and fracked, companies often build large impoundment pits. Many of these pits are designed to store millions of gallons of waste water, which can carry a variety of toxic or radioactive materials. … Sometimes the waste is stored in tanks rather than pits. Jim Gipson, a spokesman...

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