About Natural Gas

Kyogle Response

CONTENTS

1.      Who pays to restore/rehabilitate once the site is left?. 3

2.      How can contamination of soil and water be fixed?. 4

2.1       Clean up Techniques. 4

3.      How are leaks of gas from wells and pipelines to be monitored?. 5

3.1       Pipelines. 5

4.      What is the spacing and distance between wells?. 6

4.1       General 6

4.2       Pilot Production Wells. 6

4.3       Development Wells. 6

4.4       Future. 6

5.      How far away from houses and creeks can wells be sited?. 8

6.      Who pays for damage to aquifers caused by horizontal drilling should damage occur?. 9

6.1       Hydraulic Fracturing. 9

6.2       Metgasco works to protect groundwater resources. 10

7.      Can damage to aquifers be repaired?. 11

8.      What chemicals are used?. 12

9.      What chemicals are produced/ brought to the surface?. 13

9.1       Where do you source water used in extracting the gas?. 13

10.   How much “waste” water is produced, and what becomes of it?. 14

11.   What effect does flooding have on waste water storage ponds?. 15

12.   Does drilling and associated noise and lighting occur 24 hours a day?. 16

13.   Who will pay for damage to roads caused by increased traffic from trucks?. 17

14.   Other Issues. 18

14.1    Impact on water quality. 18

14.2    General degradation and erosion of the soil, and decreased viability of farming (especially those using organic practices) 18

14.3    Pollution of soil and air 18

14.4    Destruction of wildlife habitat 18

14.5    Destruction of the landscape which will have a negative effect on tourism.. 18

14.6    Destruction of our lifestyle and freedom to move around our own properties. 18

14.7    Lowering of land values. 19

14.8    Danger of leaking gas, explosion, fires etc from underground pipelines. 19

14.9    Noise, dust and increased traffic making rural roads dangerous. 19

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