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Volume 93 Issue 11 | pp. 8-12
Issue Date: March 16, 2015

Cover Stories

Figuring Out Fracking Wastewater

Scientists are analyzing the liquid that comes from fracking wells to determine the best ways to treat it
Department: Science & Technology
News Channels: Environmental SCENE, Analytical SCENE
Keywords: hydraulic fracturing, fracking, wastewater, analysis

Almost 3 million gallons of concentrated salt water leaked in early January from a ruptured pipeline at a natural gas drilling site near Williston, N.D. The brine, a by-product of the oil and gas extraction method known as hydraulic fracturing, spilled into two creeks that empty into the Missouri River, according to news reports. Although a state health official said the salty water . . .

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