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Fracking Wastewater Spikes 1,440% in Half Decade, Adding to Dry Regions’ Water Woes

Source:  desmogblog Shale drilling and fracking often occurs in areas already suffering from water stress. Credit: Duke University. By Sharon Kelly  Between 2011 and 2016, fracked oil and gas wells in the U.S. pumped out record-breaking amounts of wastewater, which is laced with toxic and radioactive materials, a new Duke University study concludes. The amount of […]

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This clip is from a March 24, 2015 Nebraska Oil & Gas Conservation Commission hearing on an out-of-state company’s application to export its toxic fracking wastewater into Nebraska, moving 80 truckloads carrying 10,000 barrels per day of pollution destined to be dumped into a disposal well in Sioux […]

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