November 22, 2017

Radioactive Wastewater From Fracking Found in PA Stream

Study finds radioactive wastewater being released into the Pittsburgh watershed
By smithsonian.com, October 2, 1013

New testing of treated wastewater from fracking shows that it contains high levels of radioactive radium, along with chloride and bromide

In the state of Pennsylvania, home to the lucrative Marcellus Shale formation, 74 … Continue reading

NY Imports PA’s Radioactive Fracking Waste

Practice continues despite falsified water tests
By Peter Mantius, DC Bureau, August 14, 2013

Hyland Landfill

Questions about the integrity of official water tests are stirring the latest controversy over New York State’s embattled policy of allowing imports of radioactive waste from natural gas drilling operations in Pennsylvania.

The issue

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Radiation in Fracking Wastewater

Its contents remain mostly a mystery. But fracking wastewater has revealed one of its secrets: It can be highly radioactive. And yet no agency really regulates its handling, transport or disposal. A four-part series on radiation in fracking wastewater by Rachel Morgan of the Beaver County Times.


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PA DEP Backtracks on Radiation Issue

PA announces plans to study the effects of radiation in natural gas drilling wastewater
By Rachel Morgan, timesonline, Jan. 26, 2013

The idea is only as good as the company, the requested scope (including how and where testing is done) and the review of the draft study.

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Radioactive Waste Management Associates

Radioactive Waste Management Associates (RWMA)

RWMA is a Vermont-based consulting firm established in 1989. Our expert team of scientists and engineers evaluate the impact of proposed and existent radioactive waste facilities to assist organizations that are faced with nuclear waste management issues.

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Comments on Proposed DEC Regulations Marcellus Shale Development

Marvin Resnikoff, Ph.D.
Radioactive Waste Management Associates
October 2011

These comments on the proposed DEC regulations on Marcellus Shale Development pertain primarily to health and safety issues. Since the previous GEIS1, DEC has examined the regulatory experience in other states and responded to the concerns of New York City and … Continue reading

Radioactivity and Shale Gas: Some Like It Hot?

The Energy Collective

The shale deposits that have the US gas industry so excited were studied after WWII by the Atomic Energy Commission and declared to be the largest uranium resource in the US. Because the gas industry is now going after gas by drilling into a uranium resource their … Continue reading

‘Fracking’ Mobilizes Uranium in Marcellus Shale, UB Research Finds

University of Buffalo

BUFFALO, N.Y. — Scientific and political disputes over drilling Marcellus shale for natural gas have focused primarily on the environmental effects of pumping millions of gallons of water and chemicals deep underground to blast through rocks to release the natural gas.

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Radioactive Waste from Horizontal Hydrofracking

By James L. “Chip” Northrup, Otsego 2000

In a previous paper,1 I compared the horizontal hydrofracking of shale to a “pipe bomb.” Real bombs have been used to frack shale, including at least one nuclear device at Rulison, Colorado.2 The bomb worked, but the gas was too radioactive to be … Continue reading

Radioactivity in Marcellus Shale

Marvin Resnikoff, Ph.D., Ekaterina Alexandrova, Jackie Travers   Radioactive Waste Management Associates 

Report prepared for: Residents for the Preservation of Lowman and Chemung (RFPLC) 

1.0 Qualifications

Marvin Resnikoff is Senior Associate at Radioactive Waste Management Associates and is an international consultant on radioactive waste management issues. He is Principal Manager at … Continue reading