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Injecting drilling waste not a solution

Posted: October 31, 2013 - 8:40am

So you think that injecting toxic drilling waste into deep aquifers solves the problem (Clarion, Oct. 25). Great. Do you understand that these toxic solvents and “drilling wastes” will eventually work its way into the aquifers that you, the residents of Kenai and Soldotna, draw your drinking water from? What are you thinking? We, the residents “on the North Road” have been threatened by 1.2 million gallons of toxic waste to be poured by AIMM Technoligies on suface aquifers. On top of the 50 years of irresponsible dumping in our neighborhood? You in the Soldotna/Kenai think the toxic chemicals will be 5,000 feet down, do you believe it? We ask people across the peninsula and to those who will stand with us to join with us in the public’s condemnation that toxic drilling waste must be dwelt with in a far remote area that will never endanger a community’s water supply.

Will the people of Soldotna and Kenai stand with the people out on the North Road that what is happening to them is also happening to us? AIMM is poisoning us all. When will we say “enough is enough?”

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Norseman 10/31/13 - 06:00 pm
As everyone knows, there is

As everyone knows, there is no love lost between norm and i. However, I have common ground with him on this very important issue.
I agree with him 100% that enough is enough. Time for all of us who live here to put a stop to the toxic mess that industry is shoving down our throats.

RaySouthwell 11/01/13 - 10:24 am
What is the solution?

It seems to me we are in a quandary. We need natural resources but are unclear how to accomplish it safely. For now it seems to me the oil deep in the earth has set there for a long time. It has not leaked into drinking water. If oil deep in the earth has not leaked into our drinking water why will the drilling waste? If we were talking about fracking it would be another story. Perhaps we should be looking for alternative energy sources. How about nuclear. I understand it is cleaner than coal. Perhaps fusion power. Probably not. Oil corporations set the tone on energy sought.

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