Texon Scar near Big Lake, TX

Posted: August 8, 2012 in Uncategorized

Texon Scar near Big Lake, TX.

This is what 8 billion gallons of produced water do the the land. Tests have shown levels of salt as high as 55,000 parts per million (ppm)*.   89 years later, nothing will grow here and some areas have lost several feet of top soil. In Texas alone, upwards of 9,000 wells per year  are drilled using approximately 52 billion gallons of fresh water (if any oil company is really recycling produced, toxic water, they should shout it from the roof tops, but so far, silence)**.  If 1/2 that water is flowback (produced) water containing salt, benzene, diesel, gasoline, etc, that’s 26 billion gallons of salt on the lands of Texas .  When industry says it’s “no problem,” consider this: pits left behind in Gardendale tested positive for salt at levels above 89,000 ppm!

 

Sources:

*sibley.org

**stateimpact.npr.org

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