Updated 1500 Hours PST
Scanner Feed began picking up radio traffic around 1430 Hours PST of a fracking explosion at 78 Lusk Rd (Papa Bear Pad) in the Somerset Township in Washington County (Pittsburgh), Pennsylvania.
Around 1440 PST, the FD was calling for additional tankers from nearby Fayette and Allegheny Counties.
A foam line was being used as tactics to suppress the fire around 1450 hours PST.
Fracking is defined as, “the process of injecting liquid at high pressure into subterranean rocks, boreholes, etc., so as to force open existing fissures and extract oil or gas.”
The dangers of Fracking has caused a lot controversies and you can see by these after effects as the reasons why:
- Contamination of groundwater
- Methane pollution and its impact on climate change
- Air pollution impacts
- Exposure to toxic chemicals
- Blowouts due to gas explosion
- Waste disposal
- Large volume water use in water-deficient regions
- Fracking-induced earthquakes
- Workplace safety
- Infrastructure degradation
Check this site that NPR put together with various drilling sites that have received multiple violations that clearly paint a picture of how dangerous these operations truly are. http://stateimpact.npr.org/pennsylvania/drilling/counties/washington-county/
There was one other post out on Social Media. Not much talking on the Scanner Feed but we will bring more details as we receive them.
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