August 29, 2014

Gov. Malloy Signs Fracking Waste Moratorium

Signs 3 year moratorium on toxic fracking waste in Connecticut
By Environmental Headlines, June 14, 2014

Citizens Campaign for the Environment (CCE) is applauding Gov. Dannell P. Malloy for signing Public Act 14-200 into law, which enacts a three year moratorium on toxic fracking waste in Connecticut. The legislation was … Continue reading

Criminal Charges Filed Against Waste Disposal Company and Owner

Pa DEP says it was unaware of leaking contaminants
By John Beauge, The Patriot-News, June 9, 2014

DCS: This is what goes on everywhere there is drilling – there is no manifesting of the wastes so disposal is on the open market for corruption.

The state Department of Environmental Protection … Continue reading

Low Levels of Fracking Wastewater Highly Toxic to Mayflies

Scientists find mayflies, whose presence indicates good water quality, are significantly affected by low levels of produced water
By Diane Huskinson, Stroud Water Research Center, December 2013

Read the final report

An explosion of natural gas drilling in recent years is primarily the result of advances in horizontal drilling technology … Continue reading

Impacts of Shale Gas Wastewater Disposal on Water Quality in Western PA

Environmental Science and Technology, September 10, 2013
By Nathaniel R. Warner, Cidney A. Christie, Robert B. Jackson, and Avner Vengosh
Division of Earth and Ocean Sciences, Nicholas School of the Environment, Duke University, Durham, NC

Read the full paper and download as a pdf

ABSTRACT: The safe disposal of liquid … Continue reading

Wastewater Case Raises the Concept of Underground Trespassing

A case worth watching with obvious implications for fracking wells that contaminate adjacent well water and underground water sources. Could be very big for PA.
By Jim Malewitz, The Texas Tribune, December 6, 2013

A case involving the disposal of industrial wastewater pits two interests that are dear to many … Continue reading

Radioactive Wastewater From Fracking Found in PA Stream

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

In the state of Pennsylvania, home to the lucrative Marcellus Shale formation, 74 facilities treat wastewater from the process of hydraulic fracturing (a.k.a. “fracking”) for natural gas and release it into streams. There’s no … Continue reading

NY Imports PA’s Radioactive Fracking Waste

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

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 arose last

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Feds Sue Exxon for Polluting PA Drinking Water with Toxic Fracking Waste

An Exxon subsidiary is now facing a federal lawsuit alleging its hydraulic fracturing operations contaminated water supplies in Pennsylvania
By Noel Brinkerhoff, allgov.com, July 24, 2013

Having settled one water pollution case, an Exxon subsidiary is now facing a federal lawsuit alleging its hydraulic fracturing operations contaminated water supplies in … Continue reading

EPA to Allow Consumption of Toxic Fracking Wastewater by Wildlife and Livestock

Contrary to its own regulations, EPA is issuing permits for surface application of drilling wastewater
EcoWatch, July 11, 2013

Millions of gallons of water laced with toxic chemicals from oil and gas drilling rigs are pumped for consumption by wildlife and livestock with the formal approval from the U.S. Environmental … Continue reading

Scrap Frack Pipe is Potentially Explosive

Recyclers, landfills have stopped accepting the pipes over worries they may contain unexploded ordnance
By Bobby Magill, coloradoan.com, June 26, 2013

Frack waste can also be radioactive.  There is plenty of information on the web.
Here is a good place to start.

Watch out for explosive fracking pipes on the … Continue reading