Each day, 300 million gallons of polluted mine water enters Pennsylvania streams and rivers, turning many of them into dead zones unable to support aquatic life.
At the same time, drilling companies use up to five million gallons of fresh water for every natural-gas well they frack. State environmental officials and coal region lawmakers are hoping Pennsylvania's newest extractive industry can help clean up a giant mess left by the last one. They're encouraging drillers to use tainted coal mine water to hydraulically fracture gas wells in the Marcellus Shale formation.
They say that would divert pollution from streams and rivers that now run orange with mine drainage and would reduce the drillers' reliance on fresh water. Drainage from abandoned mines is one of the state's worst environmental headaches, impairing 5,500 miles of waterways.
Monday March 10th
Dr. Gabe Mirkin
Dr. Gabe Mirkin on Fitness & Health Facebook page
Dr. Mirkin on Twitter
Tuesday March 11th
Wednesday March 12th
Master Gardener Tom Ford
Leather Lounge Chair
love seat-type, made for 2,
has two seperate sections,
white, 2 years old, from a non-pet,
non-smoking home - $200
Sara, Altoona 381-8008
Nintendo Wii U
new in box, latest edition - $275
Wednesday March 5th
Central Blair Recreation and Park Commission
Fundraising Talent Bank
Deadline for applications March 10th
Alto Model Train Museum Association Scalefest
Sunday March 9th 9am to 2pm