Release of treated wastewater from hydraulic fracturing contaminates lake

Hydraulic fracturing has enabled a domestic oil and gas boom in the U.S., but its rapid growth has raised questions about what to do with the billions of gallons of wastewater that result. Researchers now report that treating the wastewater and releasing it into surface waters has led to the contamination of a Pennsylvania watershed with radioactive material and endocrine-disrupting chemicals. The study appears in ACS’ journal Environmental Science & Technology.

https://www.acs.org/content/acs/en/pressroom/newsreleases/2017/july/release-of-treated-wastewater-from-hydraulic-fracturing-contaminates-lake.html

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