On a FB post above pic is from 12/21/2013
In this report, I noted how the reporter focused on how effective and timely a Class B fire extinguishing “device” did its job, but was this device’s chemical contents deployed at the expense of nearby water and soil contamination? What about the chemical exposure to the first responders?
That in itself is yet another reason to ban fracking’s love child called “salt water injection wells” which are known to contaminate ground water.
Here are some comments I boldfaced for emphasis from the report….
“It rocked the neighborhood,” Fire Chief Mark Crawford said, adding initial 911 calls reported the explosion,…..
…satellite imaging showed eight tanks in the area were involved in the incident.
“Six of the eight caught fire,” he added, saying there was heavy smoke and fire billowing from the well site as crews arrived.
The county’s foam truck that disperses a Class B firefighting foam – specifically used to fight specific types of blazes – was dispatched to the scene.
“When we got there, a representative of the gas company told us we would not be able to extinguish the fire,” Crawford said, adding he was aware of previous incidents in neighboring Johnson County where officials watched fires for days before they finally burned out.
….He also said the Saturday incident is the fourth time (in six years) the county has had to use the device.
The foam essentially coats the fuel source, preventing contact with oxygen which snuffs out the fire.