Not one mention of how it will be extracted but my guess it will be by fracking
or blowing up the bedrock formations and pumpkin nonrecoverable polluted water
into the ground and aquifers in the same manner they extract NG and oil from
shale formations. Utah is a very arid state and to loose any or our
water resources no matter how remote they may be is setting this state up for a
natural disaster we can never recover from, so they better do some explain about
what process will be used to recover this helium. Sacrificing a nations
population to evacuation and death is not worth making the wealthy people
richer.Death is not a solution to recover shortages for any element
for industry or monopoly.
Hydraulic fracturing may improve recovery at this well as it does many others.
By law and in practice, fracking bypasses the water table, which is far, far
above the target depth of this well (and all gas wells). It is as safe as
anything you do in your own home and yard that may impact our water sources.
The folks at the BLM are not stupid or careless.Fear generally comes
from ignorance. Some people seem to want assurances, others want everyone else
to be afraid too.
I would be really curious to know what the percentages are for helium usage,
what percentage goes to medical uses, vs military, vs filling up party balloons?
Helium is the inert natural by product of nulcear fusion.In fact,
it's the only way it can be produced.What helium we have here on
earth are the remanants of spent nuclear reactions of stellar Nova.We need fusion reactors, for both the power and the Helium.
airnaut, The only way that helium could be produced was as a byproduct, that my
friend is no more, now there is a variety of ways we can get it, such as
separating it from natural gas.
I've heard some talk that this helium well will be drilled with air and
will not be frac stimulated. If this is true, there will be virtually no
negative environmental impact below the surface. We'll see.