By Hoang-Nam Vu, Staff Writer for Save The Water™ | November 19, 2016 A recent study identified Ferric hexacyanoferrate, or Prussian blue, as a possible solution to brine spills caused by fracking. Fracking as an energy source The global need for energy sources is clear. However, there has been much disagreement over the energy sources […]
Article courtesy of Staff of Maryam Jameel | July 6th, 2016 | wnpr | Shared as educational material. Southern Pennsylvania residents has been experiencing problems with their water wells. The water gives off a strange odor and emanates a yellow color. What’s more, the water carries sand that clogs the faucets in many homes in […]
A new study conducted by Ph.D. students at Duke University this Apri, discovered high levels of ammonium, selenium, and lead in brine-laden wastewater linked to hydraulic fracturing in the Bakken region of North Dakota.
One study completed by a team from Duke University, found elevated levels of chloride, bromide, manganese, strontium, and barium, which are all known to exist within fracking wastewater, in a touristic waterway known as Wolf Creek in West Virginia (Fragoso 2016). Another study, completed by a team from the United States Geological Survey, found elevated levels of endocrine disrupting chemicals (EDCs) also at Wolf Creek (Fragoso 2016).
Water around and downstream from a fracking wastewater disposal facility in West Virginia contains compounds that may harm fish health by messing with endocrine systems, according to a new study.
Fracking, or hydraulic fracturing, is a process that uses horizontal drilling and high volume fluid injections to release oil and gas. Along with water, the injections contain sand and a mix of chemicals—some of which have been linked to cancer, hormone impacts, and reproductive problems. It’s estimated that every well produces more than one million gallons of wastewater, which is eventually pumped into disposal wells. Researchers found high levels of endocrine disruption activity in the water near or downstream from the wastewater site in Fayetteville, West Virginia. The study, published today in the journal Science of the Total Environment, adds to evidence that some chemicals in hydraulic fracturing waste are hormone-mimickers or blockers and are leaching out of wastewater disposal wells and into nearby water, potentially impacting fish and human health.
Though the gas industry claims fracking is safe and doesn’t harm drinking water, that story doesn’t match what many landowners report from the fracking fields.
Concerns about fracking and the introduction of biosolids such as sewer sludge used for fertilizer on farms in nearby communities convinced the town of Wales last year to conduct a groundwater study.
More than 100 years ago today, a 63-year-old Michigan schoolteacher took the first ride ever down Niagara Falls in a barrel. Annie Edson Taylor may have survived, but the future will tell if the waterfalls available for such (now-illegal) escapades will. Here are a few threats to waterfalls we can’t ignore if we want to preserve these natural wonders.
Residential water wells near Marcellus shale fracking in northeast Pennsylvania were more likely to contain higher levels of diesel-like chemicals, especially if the gas well had a history of environmental health and safety violations, according to a peer-reviewed paper published in Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. But the study found the contamination came from surface spills of hydraulic fracturing fluid, not fracking compounds that were injected deep underground.
If the headwaters that drain into Lake Erie are contaminated by the toxic chemicals used in the fracking process, our access to public drinking water, irrigation systems, and the ecosystems tied to freshwater fishing and tourism, is gone.
Reliable One Resources Announces Intention to Provide Water Purification Services to the Oil and Gas Industry
Reliable One Resources, Inc., a recently formed South Dakota corporation, today announced its intention to file a patent application on a water treatment technology and processes that will address the urgent need to minimize the impact of water use and contamination in the oil and natural gas industry.