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Chevron Gives Residents Near Fracking Explosion Free Pizza 207

Posted by samzenpus
from the are-you-mad-now? dept.
Lasrick writes "Chevron hopes that free soda and pizza can extinguish community anger over a fracking well fire in Dunkard Township, Pennsylvania. From the story: 'The flames that billowed out of the Marcellus Shale natural gas well were so hot they caused a nearby propane truck to explode, and first responders were forced to retreat to avoid injury. The fire burned for four days, and Chevron currently has tanks of water standing by in case it reignites. Of the twenty contractors on the well site, one is still missing, and is presumed dead.' The company gave those who live nearby a certificate for a free pizza and some soda."
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Chevron Gives Residents Near Fracking Explosion Free Pizza

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  • by Anonymous Coward on Wednesday February 19, 2014 @07:35PM (#46291485)

    This is the problem right here, you say that everyone is evil so I have to be evil too. There are other choices, if you don't make a stand nothing will change. Oh I "have to buy my gas from Chevron, because their all the same, well no they are not and if you can't do that then make your own. It will require lifestyle changes but you can do it.

    (links are the first on the list, there are many, many more.)

    You can make Gas (its not hard,
    You can Build a Car, from scratch,
    You can make clothes,
    You can make shoes,
    You can make/grow you own food,

    You don't need millions of dollars to do this, it won't have the latest features or stylish brands, but you won't be Evil, and you never know others may follow you....

  • Fuck the media (Score:2, Informative)

    by Anonymous Coward on Wednesday February 19, 2014 @08:05PM (#46291671)

    I work for a hydrofrac company, and frankly, I'm fed up with the media and their bullshit. The only relationship this incident has to 'fracking' is that, the well was likely stimulated at some point in the near-past. The frac company has come, got 'er done, and gone. They didn't cause the fire, nor have anything to do with it.

    Straight from the goddamn Chevron website:

    Update No. 3: Pennsylvania Incident

    Feb. 11, 2014, 10:50 p.m. EST – At approximately 6:45 a.m. on Tuesday, Feb. 11, a fire was reported on Chevron Appalachia's Lanco 7H well pad in Dunkard Township in Greene County, Pennsylvania.

    The Lanco well pad has three natural gas wells. The wells were in the final stages of preparation before being placed into production. There was no drilling or hydraulic fracturing taking place at the time. At the time of the incident, preparations were being made to run tubing, which is often done prior to bringing wells into production.

  • Re:What the (Score:3, Informative)

    by dbIII (701233) on Wednesday February 19, 2014 @08:46PM (#46291927)
    People were fine 50 miles from Hiroshima so you are setting the bar pretty low :)
    IMHO the biggest problems people had with the US nuclear lobby were the "clean" and "too cheap to meter" lies instead of the reality that is impressive enough in itself. The "clean" thing was counterproductive and held up nuclear waste management for over two decades on synrok alone (I saw an example of it in 1987, almost identical to the finished product when they finally got some funding about five years ago) not even considering other solutions. The rabid response to anyone that questioned safety resulted in the cancellation of a thorium project after the person in charge of it pointed out the potential safety benefits over existing reactors.

Is your job running? You'd better go catch it!