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Chesapeake Energy (CHK -1.2%) has been given permission to frack for natural gas just one mile...

Chesapeake Energy (CHK -1.2%) has been given permission to frack for natural gas just one mile away from First Energy's Beaver Valley nuclear power station in Shippingport, Pa. State regulators say there are no required setbacks specifically relating to a required distance between unconventional wells and nuclear facilities.
Comments (6)
  • This news ought to drive the greenies into a frenzy.
    26 Oct 2012, 03:25 PM Reply Like
  • I'm all for fracking, but the absence of any required setbacks from nuclear facilities certainly doesn't mean fracking close to nuclear plants is safe. I hate to say it, but the greenies might be right on this issue.
    26 Oct 2012, 03:30 PM Reply Like
  • Then, how safe is nuclear power, if drilling a 12 inch hole, one mile away, causes a nuclear reactor to explode?


    Let's hope a herd of wood chucks doesn't launch a suicide attack against a reactor.
    26 Oct 2012, 03:56 PM Reply Like
  • lol......with all of CHK's other problems this year, they really don't need to be mucking about anywhere in the vicinity of a nuke plant. Not smart.
    26 Oct 2012, 06:49 PM Reply Like
  • They already drilled a few maybe four wells near the dam by the Glenrose nuke plant 50 mi south of Dallas....we had a report of an incident at one of the drill sites in Genrose and it took me all morning to ensure it was not one of the wells by the dam.....lots of dead animals in the vicinity of one padsite is what was reported...
    29 Oct 2012, 09:46 PM Reply Like
  • Not a good idea to pursue fracking with possible earthquake inducing potential within a few miles of a nuclear plant.
    Rolf Lesem
    30 Oct 2012, 02:21 AM Reply Like
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