Cue the 'Junk Shot': Chesapeake Ready to Cram Plastic and Tires Into Fracking Blowout in PA

Cue the 'Junk Shot': Chesapeake Ready to Cram Plastic and Tires Into Fracking Blowout in PA
on

Reuters has more details on Chesapeake’s just-announced suspension of fracking at its unconventional gas operations throughout Pennsylvania due to an ongoing blowout.

Apparently, since their emergency response efforts have so far not worked to stop the well blowout, Chesapeake is getting ready to – you might want to sit down for this – launch a ‘top kill’ junk shot of “a mix of plastic, ground up tires and heavy mud to plug the well.” 

What, no golf balls? 

Image from http://www.latimes.com/news/nationworld/nation/la-na-oil-rig-20100423-pi…

Cue the 'Junk Shot': Chesapeake Ready to Cram Plastic and Tires Into Fracking Blowout in PA
Brendan is Executive Director of DeSmog. He is also a freelance writer and researcher specializing in media, politics, climate change and energy. His work has appeared in Vanity Fair, The Huffington Post, Grist, The Washington Times and other outlets.

Related Posts

Analysis
on

DeSmog takes you through the green credentials of each and every cabinet minister.

DeSmog takes you through the green credentials of each and every cabinet minister.
on

Major verifier of existing projects says ‘few, if any, credits would pass’ under proposed new rules.

Major verifier of existing projects says ‘few, if any, credits would pass’ under proposed new rules.
Analysis
on

With a right-wing coalition projected to win this weekend’s snap election, incumbent energy companies face scant pressure over climate change.

With a right-wing coalition projected to win this weekend’s snap election, incumbent energy companies face scant pressure over climate change.
Series: Gas Lock-in
on

The government has handed tens of millions to similar projects around the country in recent years.

The government has handed tens of millions to similar projects around the country in recent years.