Tag: fracking wastewater
Reusing fracking wastewater not only can have high levels of salts and chemical contaminants, but it also can be radioactive.
The fracking industry is producing record amounts of oil, gas, and wastewater, meaning this problem of wastewater disposal isn't going away soon and disposal wells are likely to be part of the long-term solution.
"We don't know how much of an impact this has on human health, or if it has any impact at all, but this means it's entering the food chain."
"The water footprint from fracking is only set to go up, the study informed, which raises "concerns about its sustainability, particularly in arid or semi-arid regions in western states, or other areas where groundwater supplies are stressed.”
“The EPA’s final report on impacts of fracking on groundwater has concluded what too many Americans already know from personal experience: Fracking has caused lasting harm to drinking water sources throughout the country.”