“Currently there is no way to treat, store, and release the billions of gallons of wastewater at the surface.”
"That has some very interesting and I think important consequences for how we understand the hazard posed by oilfield wastewater disposal."
"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."
"We want to get it taken care of as quickly as possible."
The important insight of this study is sedimentary rock injection is not a safer alternative to basement injection.
At least 10 fracking chemicals routinely used in offshore fracking could kill or harm a broad variety of marine species, including marine mammals and fish.
Residents have been reported experiencing respiratory and sinus problems, sore throats, nausea and allergies which could be from these factory toxins.
The new study shows that wastewater disposal, when injected into wells underground, can cause a build up of pressure that can lead to earthquakes.