Wednesday, October 16, 2013

Fracking site unleashes radioactive water into Pa. creek

In the latest incident of environmental poisoning caused by fracking, a wastewater treatment facility in Pennsylvania is spewing radioactive water into the local Blacklick Creek. Fracking involves injecting water and chemicals into the ground to obtain natural gas, and when that dirty water comes back to the surface, it is normally taken to treatment plants for purification. But in this case, researchers discovered, the water is being re-released whilst still contaminated.

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