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Frackers Spill Olympic Pool’s Worth Of Hydrochloric Acid In Oklahoma

i Aug 2nd No Comments by
PHOTO CREDIT: AP/ ORLIN WAGNER

PHOTO CREDIT: AP/ ORLIN WAGNER

Sorry to be the bringer of bad news, but this is the reality of fracking.

Accidents happen, however good the legislative framework. And it’s no good saying sorry afterwards.

Another reason why we have to stop fracking in Ryedale.

“An acid spill on Monday in rural Kingfisher County northwest of Oklahoma City, Oklahoma could turn out to be the largest spill “in relation to fracking materials” in the state according to an Oklahoma Corporation Commission spokesman.

“Spokesman Matt Skinner said 480 barrels of fracking-related hydrochloric (HCL) acid, nearly enough to fill an Olympic-sized swimming pool, emptied out of a tank where it was stored. Acid is used in the fracking process to both clean wells and stimulate the flow of oil and gas. The cause of the spill, which occurred in an alfalfa field, is under investigation.”

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