NPR Features Valley in Gas Drilling Story

Oct 13, 2011 Read more: WYFX-TV Youngstown

NPR's Morning Edition ran a story Thursday morning that featured shale development, the Youngstown/Warren Regional Chamber, V & M Star and the potential for economic development and growth in the Mahoning Valley.

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Thomas Scutillo

Stockton, CA

#1 Oct 13, 2011
A salt well (or brine well) is used to mine salt from subterranean caverns or deposits by the use of water as a solution to dissolve the salt or halite deposits so that they can be extracted by pipe to an evaporation process that results in a brine or dry product for sale or use.[1] In the 19th century, salt wells were a highly significant source of income for the operator and the government. Locating the underground salt deposits was usually based on locations of existing salt springs.[2]

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