Fracking at the Mall
Welcome to Gasland. Allegheny County's first Marcellus shale well began flaring last Friday right next to Pittsburgh Mills Mall.
The flare is big, very loud, and can be seen more than 6 miles away. It's so hot there's no snow on the ground near it. Look closely (here) and you can see a mysterious vapor coming off the vat below the flare.
The well pad is amazingly close to the mall. Notice the Eat'n'Park restaurant right in front of the well site.
Would you like that burger well done?