#Breaking | Fracking Explosion in PA

Updated 1500 Hours PST

INCIDENT SUMMARY

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.

FIRE TACTICS

A foam line was being used as tactics to suppress the fire around 1450 hours PST.

FRACKING DEFINITION

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/

SOCIAL MEDIA

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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