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Re: E-M:/ Wish to unsubscribe - deep-well injection

In a message dated 3/25/2008 9:30:25 PM Eastern Daylight Time, jacklanigan@comcast.net writes:
If you pump it into the ground, it is sure to float to the surface, pollute
our surface waters, and taint our crops.  Hardly.  Natural geologic
formations have trapped oil and gas reservoirs underground for millions of
years.  Natural brines occur under the entire state of Michigan, and they
have been exploited just as the petroleum deposits.  Brines are a source of
many dissolved minerals, and some brines are more "toxic" than the waste
streams considered for injection.  The brines are not migrating to the
surface.  Why would toxic waste float selectively and natural gas remain
A deep site injection well is not a natural geologic formation.  It is a man made well and is sure to have fault at some point down the road.  Just because some of the naturally occuring brines are more "toxic" than the waste streams, does not mean that deep site injection well is a safe or a smart idea.   If it is man made , it is sure to err at some point.   Thats a simple fact.  Even Mr. Gerrish has admits that lack of routine maintenance has caused error. It happened before, it will  happen again.
Having these wells in Michigan is not a good idea. No emotion, its just not common sense.  1/5 of the WORLDS available fresh water supply surrounds this state. Other states with water shortages have already requested the water here, and we should be protecting the land and water, and keeping it as clean and as valuable as possible.  This should not be limited to Michigan.  All of the Great Lakes states should be protected from such toxins.  Take the deep site injection wells to an area that is not surrounded by 1/5 of the fresh water that is available on planet earth.   Are you willing to risk
"Deep well injection of selected wastes in a viable, effective, and permanent
solution -- protective of the environment."
Nothing is permanent.
Ship the stuff out. Stop taking in trash from other states and Canada.  Can the CAFO's.  Keep Michigan clean.  We may really appreciate taking those steps during times when water is the new oil.


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