Volume 91 Issue 40 | p. 41 | Concentrates
Issue Date: October 7, 2013

Study Warns Of Fracking Water Contaminants

Department: Government & Policy
Keywords: Marcellus shale, natural gas, hydraulic fracturing

Duke University researchers have found elevated levels of radioactivity, salts, and metals in water and sediments in a western Pennsylvania creek where treated water from oil and gas operations is discharged. The discharge is from a brine treatment facility that processes shale natural gas wastewater from hydraulic fracturing operations (Environ. Sci. Technol. 2013, DOI: 10.1021/es402165b). The . . .

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