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….Drilling muds that circulate through the well and return to the surface may contain dissolved and suspended contaminants including cadmium, arsenic, and metals such as mercury, copper and lead; hydrocarbons; hydrogen sulfide and natural gas, as well as drilling mud additives, many of which contain potentially harmful chemicals (e.g., chromate, barite).”
A Systems Approach to Energy Transitions
Presentations from the Conference held on March 30-31, 2011 in Watkins Glen, NY.
Timothy W. Kelsey, Ph.D., State Program Leader, Economic & Community Development, Penn State University
Susan Christopherson, Dept. of City and Regional Planning, Cornell University
John Williams, Director of Energy Analysis, NYSERDA
Albert R. George, Ph.D., Mechanical , Aerospace & Systems Engineering, Cornell University
Jeffrey Jacquet, Ph.D. candidate, Dept. of Natural Resources, Cornell University
Timothy A. Volk, Sr. Research Associate, SUNY Environmental School of Forestry
Nels Johnson, Deputy State Director, The Nature Conservancy, Pennsylvania Chapter
Daniel A. Spitzer, Partner, Hodgson Russ LLP