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Feb. 05, 2014 @ 10:05 PM

Traffic plagues Norway Avenue
I am writing about the traffic mess on Norway Avenue when it is time for the new school to let out.  People living up the side roads cannot get to their homes; people pull out of line and go down the wrong side of the street to get past the mess.
Will it take a head-on collision before anything is done? It makes more sense for traffic to line up along U.S. 60 and go up that way to pick up their children. Then they could exit on Norway. This would be a lot easier on everyone who lives around that area.
Maybe we should have some law enforcement to monitor the situation?
Shirley Danysh
Kenova


Trusted way of fracking available
All fracking for natural gas is not as bad as some people try to make it to be.
I had a natural gas well drilled on my property. The company that drilled my well does not use hydraulic fracking. The company uses nitrogen gas to open up the fissures. They put 42 different-sized, charged tubes with the smallest being at the very end of the drilled well and the tubes kept getting larger in size as they came back to the wellhead. They pumped the nitrogen gas into the well under high pressure, 6,000 to 1,000 pounds per square inch. They dropped hard rubber balls accordingly with the size of the charged tubes, each one setting off the charges as they made contact with the smallest to the largest one.
After the well was filled with the pressurized nitrogen gas, it is then let back off into the air and hoping all of the rubber balls would come back out to show that the charges were activated.
This is a trusted way of fracking, but not widely used. The nitrogen dissipates back into  the air,  so it can be used again. This method of fracking is the best way, but I do not know if it costs more to use this process. It is a proven method that is not used very much, so no one wants to talk about it.
Middleton Hunt
Ona


 

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