being found to have traces of a number of carcinogenic elements. This was found in a sample of 5 wells that had been fracked nearby to the tested water Don't think they could definitely pin it to fracking but it's another warning IMO..
AT WHAT COST AND TO WHAT DESTINATIONS????
Coast Guard wants barges to ship fracking water
BY The Associated Press | 12/15/13 - 01:07 PM EST
By KEVIN BEGOS
PITTSBURGH (AP) #$%$ The U.S. Coast Guard wants to allow barges filled with fracking wastewater to ply the nation's rivers on their way toward disposal. Many environmentalists are horrified, but industry groups say barge transport has its advantages.
Now, the wastewater is usually disposed of by truck or rail, which poses more risk for accidents than shipping by barge, according to a government report. And one barge can carry about the same amount of waste as 100 exhaust-spewing trucks.
The disagreements go to the core of the fight over shale gas drilling. Environmentalists say the chemicals in fracking waste are a tragedy in the making, but the industry says far greater amounts of toxic chemicals are already being moved by barge, including waste from oil drilling.
In 2010, U.S. barges carried 2,000 tons of radioactive waste, almost 1.6 million tons of sulfuric acid and 315 million tons of petroleum products, according to the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers.
"We expect that shale gas wastewater can be transported just as safely," said Jennifer Carpenter, of American Waterways Operators, a trade group based in Washington, D.C.
Environment America, a federation of 29 state-based groups, strongly disagrees. The group said in a statement that it gathered 29,000 comments opposed to the proposal from people around the country. Courtney Abrams, the clean water program director for the group, urged the Coast Guard to "reject this outrageous proposal."
Extracting natural gas trapped in shale formations requires pumping hundreds of thousands of gallons of water, sand and chemicals into the ground to break apart rock and free the gas. Some of that water, along with large quantities of existing underground water, returns to the surface, and it ca
Took an infrequent look at EVTN's WEB site and under PRODUCTS there's a "filters" where I see they are selling filters from Twin Filters who EVTN has been connected with for years. Guess, if they can't sell Voraxials, then sell filters although they seem to be in competition with the Voraxial. Oh well, anything to make a buck but I don't think they're selling many.
Forgot to add that I rode UPL up into the 90s and all the way back down to where it's at now. I always was waiting for the 2-for-1 that never happened. I'll always wonder why they never threw the stockholders a dividend bone. Of course the options just kept coming to the mgmt. folks and the handsome salaries didn't hurt either.
Did this article get you started on PLUG:
After reading it, I commented to Conrad re HYEG. Yes, I know it's not a fuel cell but it's definitely hydrogen related. Can't hurt to get some free publicity for HYEG which needs all the help it can get.
Wondering what prompted the action today so I went to Alter's WEB site where there's a PR from 12/6 talking about a $2 million deal with Waste2Tricity for an exclusive license for the gasifier in Thailand. Guess all the news will only make it to their WEB site.
Conservative valuation on just 18% of the property is 1.7 Billion. There's 37 Million shares outstanding. If the property/company were sold for $500 Million, that would be a PPS of ~ $14.
We can hope, can't we.
If that 750 share "trade" was retail, that's a $500 trade. I'd be thinking it's a MM. We'll see what happens tomorrow. Just a few more weeks of tax-loss selling.
Let's hope yesterday's nice PR has gotten pinned to the acquisition bulletin boards of a few big-hitters in the mining field. I'd be thinking TREE's name is being talked about in more than one executive office.
Earlier I talked about a buyout(still hope that happens) but, if the property proves to be worth multiple billions in another year of exploration and testing, maybe a 75/25 JV wouldn't be such a bad idea and TREE becomes kind of an annuity for us shareholders that want to hang in for the royalties/dividends.
Wishful thinking at this point but....
From today's Tribune:
"Malian authorities have found a mass grave believed to contain bodies of soldiers missing since last year, a find the nation's prosecutor said could lead to murder being added to charges against a former junta leader.
Gen. Amadou Sanogo was arrested and charged with complicity in kidnapping this week.
Judicial sources said 21 bodies had been found overnight in the village of Diago near the southern garrison town of Kati."
Not good for the peace in Mali.
Time will tell whether you're right. IMO, BNET's future rests in the hands of the politicians and the regulatory agencies - a formidable bunch to say the least.
Only a few more weeks of tax-loss selling. All us "die-hards" may catch a chance or two to buy some more of this stock way under a dollar. GTCs with #$%$-bids may just hit.