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Coal bed methane to days news

Alberta is planning on using our dwindling fresh water to force the gas out of the coal bed. When you look at these two things together one has to wonder why the privatized water lines and who is going to pay!

A single coal bed methane battery can have more than 20 holes going down from it, through the water aquifer. When the gas comes up, some of this water laden with lead mercury and other heavy metals like cyanide and it goes back into the water aquifer damaging for ever the quality of the drinking water.

Alberta Environment will be quick to tell you their disposal rules are second to none. Any of the used water or natural occurring water in the coal has to be sent down 1 km underground. Thatís all and well for the fluids the catch. What comes up with the gas and back into the aquifer is simply bad!

Montana has a different problem than Alberta. Theirs is one of saline or salt solutions coming up with the gas that kills the vegetation for a lot of years. Alberta doesnít seem to have a bunch of salt but it does have its share of the other nasties.

When seismic crews went through the County of Parkland near Edmonton the water wells went dry. Citizens complained water aquifer was perforated. Klein said "prove it."

When the happy gas hunters come to your door, have some questions for them!