Jennifer Stark

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since Mar 20, 2013
permaculture homesteader wannabe
Central Kansas Latitude 38degrees altitude 1450
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My spouse and I have been looking into Highland cattle as they are multipurpose. they can be used as draft animals, they milk, calve well, good meat and you can also possibly spin their hair.
3 years ago
I agree with Tyler as well. I am insulting his intelegence, or his years of schooling. I think that is what it comes down to with that situation.
And, yes, brine was used or created in the oil mining process used some 50-80 years ago. I think he said the chloride was 16000 parts per million
enough to kill anything.
3 years ago
It is a community issue. It is a county issue. I am interested because I want to purchase land and institute permaculture design which even on my comparatively small parcel, would over time hydrate my soils and add to the aquafer. In discussing this with a friend who is a hydrogeologist who works with monitoring the aquafer and helps the county determine what water rights to issue, is telling me about this issue(he tells me about 12 trillion gallons of water is effected by this pollution) is incredulous about the possibility of rehydrating the soil in this way and also that it would be bad for the aquafer. I know that there is other pollutions such as oily residue and heavy metals. I would be concerned about the pH and the affect a high acidity would have on the heavy metals. It would be miraculous to be able to find a reasonably simple solution to this problem. I wonder if there is a market for the chloride.
3 years ago
Due to a certain practice used in oil drilling over several decades, my local aquafer has a chloride plume. It is migrating slowly through the subsoil(large area). I was wondering about possible remedial actions that could be taken. For instance, chlorine when exposed to the sunlight will dissipate. Would that happen to chloride? the difference between the two substances is an extra electron. Could you pump up water from the aquafer into a shallow pool and allow the chloride to evaporate and then reintroduce it to the aquafer? or what plants could be planted with deep roots that could lock up the chloride? I am sure there is information I do not know or have that might be needed to explore fully the different possibilities. I would still like to start a discussion and discover ideas and thoughts on this.
3 years ago