November 20, 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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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

Natural Gas Waste Hauler Raided

Minuteman Environmental Services raided by the IRS, FBI and PA DEP
By Dory Hippauf, No Fracking Way, May 30, 2013

Federal and State agents from the IRS, FBI, PA Attorney General’s office and Pennsylvania’s Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) raided Minuteman Environmental Services (MES) around 9am on Wednesday (May 29, … Continue reading

Transportation of Fracking Waste Could Endanger NYC Water Supply

Click Image to Download this Cuttings Disposal Plan as a pdf

The maps included here are from an XTO permit application of August 2012, and give a quick view of what goes/comes from where.

Write Governor Cuomo!

Looks like there will be quite a bit of traffic around and … Continue reading

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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Injection Wells: The Hidden Risks of Pumping Waste Underground

A Series of Articles on the Hazards of Injection Wells
By Abrahm Lustgarten, ProPublica

Injection wells used to dispose of the nation’s most toxic waste are showing increasing signs of stress as regulatory oversight falls short and scientific assumptions prove flawed.

ProPublica reporter Abrahm Lustgarten has launched a new and … Continue reading

Toxicological Analysis of Ohio Brines

Toxicological Analysis of Ohio Brine Constituents and their Potential Impact on Human Health

The Brine referred to is from gas or oil wells and though the paper is from 1986 and of course does not deal at all with the materials that are introduced by slickwater hydraulic fracturing, it is … Continue reading