Problems Associated With Frac Water Disposal

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byAlma Abell

Fracking, also referred to as hydraulic fracking is the process of drilling into subterranean shale and blasting it open to release gas that is found underneath. The biggest problem that has actually been facing fracking is the disposal of millions of gallons of water that have been contaminated with frac chemicals, salts and other leached minerals. The effects of these chemicals to the environment are a greater concern to the environment and now many organizations are pushing for the closure of companies that are responsible for frac water disposal in the US.

The most commonly used method in frac water disposal, which is basically pumping the water underground, has been associated with earthquakes. This is so because when the water is pumped, there is a rise in the sub-surface pressure thereby leading to an earthquake.

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The frac water has been associated with pollution of the environment with many cases being reported where the waste water has flown to rivers, cities and lakes and caused contamination as well as other hazardous effects.

The use of water for hydraulic fracturing also leads to the diversion of water from water supplies, stream, flows, and municipalities. The frac waste water also contains oils spills and methane gas which have a severe effect on the marine environment. Surface runoffs end up in ground water systems, and in some cases, tracks involved in the transportation and disposal of the millions of gallons of water frac water cause spillages.

The treatment and disposal of frac water has been taken by sewage treatment plants that do not have enough equipment to treat the millions of gallons of frac water. Therefore the disposal of frac water has been a great problem to the environment.

Many companies prefer shifting frac waste disposal role to specialized treatment plants, which leads to spillages on the way and it`s also expensive for the company. The process of diluting the contaminated also consumes billions of gallons of water which at times end up leaking in to the soil and in to rivers. A new technology has been improvised that does not require the use of water to dilute the waste water.

It is based on desalinization technology known as membrane distillation. The procedure combines heat and gallons of water per day, which cuts cost of frac water treatment in half.

HED Environmental System is dedicated to ensuring that frac water is disposed in the most effective way. Please visit the company`s website www.hedenvironmentalsystems.com for more information on how it`s done.

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eBay Australia to only permit payment via PayPal

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eBay Australia to only permit payment via PayPal

Saturday, April 12, 2008

On the back of new restrictions being imposed on eBay users in the United Kingdom requiring that sellers offer PayPal payments for all sales, eBay Australia is mandating that only PayPal payments will be acceptable as of June 17. PayPal is a wholly-owned subsidiary of eBay, and charges a 30¢ transaction fee, plus a commission between 1.1% for high volume traders, and 2.4% for low value or low volume traders. These higher costs will be passed onto buyers.

Cash payment on pick up will be the only other payment option, and it may only be offered in conjunction with PayPal.

eBay has brought in this restriction under the guise of improving customer protection, bolstering its “Paypal Buyer Protection” insurance programme to allow claims up to A$20,000 instead of the previous maximum of $3,000, however as of June 17 many of the items which would exceed $3,000 are no longer covered by the programme, such as services, vehicles, real estate and businesses.

eBay Trust and Safety director Alastair MacGibbon said this change was not in response to the once-off fund established in March to refund eBay buyers who lost their non-existent holiday accommodation packages from the Melbourne eBay seller Robert Kobis. Mr MacGibbon said “It is part of a much larger initiative”.

In addition to these measures, Paypal will be withholding funds from some sellers for 21 days

.. until the earliest of the following occurs:

  • the buyer leaves positive feedback,
  • 3 days after confirmed item delivery
  • 21 days without a dispute, claim, chargeback, or reversal filed on that transaction

The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission has held discussion with eBay, but declined to comment. The Australian Consumers Association spokesman Christopher Zinn said the unique use of PayPal could give rise to competition issues, however if the costs charged stayed as they were, they had no further concerns.

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Commonwealth Bank of Australia CEO apologies for financial planning scandal

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Commonwealth Bank of Australia CEO apologies for financial planning scandal

April 24, 2018 · Filed under Uncategorized

Thursday, July 3, 2014

Ian Narev, the CEO of the Commonwealth Bank of Australia, this morning “unreservedly” apologised to clients who lost money in a scandal involving the bank’s financial planning services arm.

Last week, a Senate enquiry found financial advisers from the Commonwealth Bank had made high-risk investments of clients’ money without the clients’ permission, resulting in hundreds of millions of dollars lost. The Senate enquiry called for a Royal Commission into the bank, and the Australian Securities and Investments Commission (ASIC).

Mr Narev stated the bank’s performance in providing financial advice was “unacceptable”, and the bank was launching a scheme to compensate clients who lost money due to the planners’ actions.

In a statement Mr Narev said, “Poor advice provided by some of our advisers between 2003 and 2012 caused financial loss and distress and I am truly sorry for that. […] There have been changes in management, structure and culture. We have also invested in new systems, implemented new processes, enhanced adviser supervision and improved training.”

An investigation by Fairfax Media instigated the Senate inquiry into the Commonwealth Bank’s financial planning division and ASIC.

Whistleblower Jeff Morris, who reported the misconduct of the bank to ASIC six years ago, said in an article for The Sydney Morning Herald that neither the bank nor ASIC should be in control of the compensation program.

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What Does The New Stretch Code Bridgewater Ma Say

April 24, 2018 · Filed under Earthmoving Equipment

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The Stretch code Bridgewater MA allows for more energy-efficient buildings, and each town in Massachussets is allowed to modify their individual building code for energy efficiency. For contractors and others, complying with the new stretch code is a big frustration, especially considering that a nearby town .

The code can also causes a lot of confusion. The new stretch code has a variety of different requirements that buildings in Bridgewater MA must meet.The stretch code sets new standards for building insulation. Instead of simply allowing the buildings to only be insulated through traditional means, the buildings must now meet tougher minimum standards for R-value for insulation. Materials are also identified with R-value only according to the standards.

Also, the new stretch code mandates energy efficiency performance testing to make sure that all of the buildings are performing in accordance with the stretch code. Bridgewater has a stringent stretch code, and the only way to verify that the electrical standards are in line with the new standards is through testing.

The stretch code is specifically designed to provide a better standard for making sure that all important building codes are met without a lot of frustration and interference on yur part.

A building inspector is required to submit all relevant documentation to the county inspection company. As such, to make sure that the new stretch code is valid, it is important that the inspector is able to work with the builder in order to get the job done in a timely manner.It also allows for remodelling of existing homes to meet the new standards. Remodeled homes must be brought up to the new stretch code in order to be marketable and to be usable.

Documentation is also required so that you can obtain a building permit. Once the permit is obtained, it has to meet section 405 in order to be valid. This is arguably one of the most difficult parts of meeting the stretch code. Duct testing, blower door sealing, and other important tasks must also be completed. If you need to comply with the new code, don’t hesitate to contact a building company today.

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Apple unveils new Intel-based Mac

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Apple unveils new Intel-based Mac

April 24, 2018 · Filed under Uncategorized

Wednesday, January 11, 2006

Apple Computer announced on Tuesday the first generation of their products to use Intel processors. The iMac and the new MacBook Pro – a notebook computer replacing the PowerBook – are said to be up to four times faster than their predecessors (up to two times faster in the iMac, four times for the MacBook.)

These new lines of computers have been set up to support the newest collection of Mac software entitled iLife, which has added internet publication software to its high-end graphics, video, and sound tools.

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Che Guevara’s ”Motorcycle Diaries” companion dies

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Che Guevara’s ”Motorcycle Diaries” companion dies

April 24, 2018 · Filed under Uncategorized

Wednesday, March 9, 2011

Alberto Granado Jiménez, the Argentinian biochemist who was Che Guevara’s companion on his transformative motorcycle trip through South America, died in Havana on Saturday, reported Cuban state television. He was 88 and died of natural causes.

The politically active Jiménez met Ernesto “Che” Guevara, then a medical student, in Hernando, Argentina where Guevara had gone to play rugby. Both were intellectually curious and interested in exploration. In 1951 they set out on an eight-month motorcycle trip through South American that exposed them to the poverty in which most South Americans lived. The pair worked in a leprosy colony and met wtih destitute miners and indigenous people. Both men kept diaries which served as the basis for the 2004 film, The Motorcycle Diaries, produced by Robert Redford and directed by Walter Salles.

According to the Guardian, “Their road trip awoke in Guevara a social consciousness and political convictions that would turn him into one of the iconic revolutionaries of the 20th century.” The trip is widely believed to have inspired Guevara to go to Cuba and join Fidel Castro in his 1959 revolt against Cuban dictator Fulgencio Batista.

By the time the two men met again eight years later, Guevara was a revolutionary hero and chief of Cuba’s central bank. Jiménez, who had remained in Argentina working in a clinic, accepted Guevara’s invitation to move to Cuba in 1961 and founded a medical facility in Santiago. Later he moved to Havana where he continued his medical work. The two remained friends although they did not always agree. Jiménez rejected Guevara’s belief that social reform in Latin America had to be accomplished through guerrilla warfare.

The book The Motorcycle Diaries was published in the 1990’s. Jiménez said of the book that it inspired the image of the young Che as a romantic figure.

Jiménez authored the book Traveling with Che Guevara: The Making of a Revolutionary, published in 2003.

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Mother of another Brazilian soccer player kidnapped

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Mother of another Brazilian soccer player kidnapped

April 24, 2018 · Filed under Uncategorized

Wednesday, March 23, 2005

Brazil – The mother of Brazilian soccer player Rogério has been kidnapped. According to Brazilian Sports website Gazeta Esportiva, the kidnapping occurred the night of Monday, March 21, in Campinas, 83,5 km (51.88 miles) of São Paulo.

Police did not release further details. According to recent reports, three armed men kidnapped Inês Fidélis Régis, the mother of Rogério, who plays in Sporting Clube de Portugal.

This is the fourth kidnapping of a soccer player’s mother in the last four months. On February 23, Ilma de Castro Libânio, 51, the mother of the Brazilian soccer player Edinaldo Batista Libânio, 25, known as Grafite, was kidnapped.

On November 6, 2004, the mother of Robson dos Santos, or Robinho, was kidnapped. On March 11, the mother of Brazilian soccer player Luis Fabiano was kidnapped by criminals, also in Campinas. The mother of Fabiano is still missing. The other hostages were released and are well.

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Modern Bedroom Furniture In Manhattan And Getting The Floor Space For Your Workouts

April 24, 2018 · Filed under Furniture

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Were you excited to take the job transfer and move to the city? Perhaps, you had heard how small the apartments are, but it is an entirely different story when you see it in person, and you are wondering where you will do your workouts. For this reason, you need to maximize the space by using the right Modern Bedroom Furniture In Manhattan. For example, by purchasing a custom made Murphy bed, you will only have the bed down when needed. Thus, when the bed is up, you can use the area to exercise in. This is the best way to maximize floor space.

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If you love to do floor exercises, and you were wondering where you would ever find the room to work out in your apartment, now you know the answer. You will find the floor space you need in your master bedroom. This means that you do not have to worry about doing your exercises in the living room and moving the furniture around. This is the best way to solve your problem and get your workout too.

When it comes to Modern Bedroom Furniture In Manhattan, there is nothing more elegant looking. So, when your bed is up, no one will even know it is a bed. It will look like a piece of fine furniture. However, when it down, your master bedroom will look warm and inviting. That is truly something to get excited about. Further, with all of this in mind is time to go shopping.

Are you concerned about getting the right style in terms of colors and function? Do not be. The best custom Murphy beds are what you need. Further, you will find the best service by going to Manhattan Cabinetry. Talk to the consultant today. Tell him how large your master bedroom is and how you want the furniture to look. He will be thrilled you came in, and he will listen to your wishes. Further, you will love the completed look and how easy the bed can be folded up or down. So, make your plans today and visit the best store in the city. You will be glad that you did.

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Author of My Billion Year Contract reflects on life in elite Scientology group

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Author of My Billion Year Contract reflects on life in elite Scientology group

April 23, 2018 · Filed under Uncategorized

Thursday, January 14, 2010

Wikinews interviewed author Nancy Many about her book My Billion Year Contract, and asked her about life working in the elite Scientology group known as the “Sea Org“. Many joined Scientology in the early 1970s, and after leaving in 1996 she later testified against the organization. Published in October, Many’s book has gone on to become one of the top selling new books on Scientology at Amazon.com.

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Obama signs healthcare bill for 9/11 emergency workers

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Obama signs healthcare bill for 9/11 emergency workers

April 23, 2018 · Filed under Uncategorized

Monday, January 3, 2011

Yesterday, United States President Barack Obama signed into law a five-year benefit package to provide healthcare treatment for emergency workers including police, firefighters, and rescue workers affected by illness and respiratory problems contracted while working at the site of the World Trade Center attacks in New York City on September 11, 2001.

The bill—the James Zadroga 9/11 Health and Compensation Act, which is named after a police officer who died of a respiratory illness he got during a rescue operation at the World Trade Center — will provide $4.2 billion over the next five years. This money will be raised by increasing a levy on foreign companies that win procurement contracts from the United States government.

The new legislation also provides new funding for the September 11th Victim Compensation Fund, a federal program for victims of the attacks.

President Obama signed the bill in Kailua, Hawaii, where he is staying on vacation. In a statement, Obama said: “We will never forget the selfless courage demonstrated by the firefighters, police officers and first responders who risked their lives to save others. I believe this is a critical step for those who continue to bear the physical scars of those attacks.”

The law was the only one that passed through Congress during the lame-duck session in December, with some Republican opposition. New York Senators and Congressmen have praised the passage of the measures.

“The heroes who rushed to Ground Zero in the hours and days after the attacks will not be forgotten. These first responders were like veterans, and this law keeps with a time-honored tradition of standing by our veterans when they get harmed answering the call.” said Charles Schumer, Democratic Senator from New York. He also vowed to “begin work immediately to make sure this law gets renewed for another five years”.

New York Republican congressman Peter T. King said that “Justice is finally being served”, and that the passing of the law marked “A great day for America.”

Democratic congresswoman Carolyn B. Maloney said that “The Zadroga law will save lives and fulfills our moral obligation to care for those who rose to the defense of America in a time of war.”

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