McGiever wrote:samhill wrote:The question I have is why is the industry allowed to put this into the ground untreated & what all is in it. Heck the cities along the freshwater lakes & rivers can't even put the road snow that might have some salt & other contaminants directly into the water.
That's easy to answer...the salt brine goes back in the ground just exactly as it came out of the ground in the first place. It is collected from oil & gas wells during production. Some brine will come to the surface along with the desirable oil & gas. Ever wonder what all those round tanks are for you see around all the well heads as you travel through the rural areas are for?
And remember, it is being pumped some 9,000 feet below the surface. That's nearly 2 miles down. No fresh water down there. :!: