Fracking

The Elliptio complanate freshwater mussel, one of the two species used in the experiment.
(Image: Westcott Phillip / Wikipedia Commons)

Fracking Wastewater Found in Freshwater Mussel Shells

Elevated concentrations of strontium, an element associated with oil and gas wastewaters, have accumulated in the shells of freshwater mussels downstream from fracking wastewater disposal sites, according to researchers from Penn State and Union College. Nathaniel Warner, assistant professor of environmental…

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Fracking Wastewater Found in Freshwater Mussel Shells

Elevated concentrations of strontium, an element associated with oil and gas wastewaters, have accumulated in the shells of freshwater mussels downstream from fracking wastewater disposal sites, according to researchers from…

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New York Has Finally Banned Fracking Across the State

New York State’s Department of Environmental Conservation (NYSDEC) has issued its final environmental impact statement. With the department saying “fracking posed risks to land, water, natural resources, and public health,”…

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New Study on Fracking Under Scrutiny

A new study on fracking that was published in Environmental Science & Technology (ES&T) stated: “Drinking-water wells in Pennsylvania close to natural gas sites do not face a greater risk of methane contamination…

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New Rules for Fracking

The Obama administration has imposed tougher restrictions on oil and gas “fracking” operations on public lands. The reason is to lower the risk of water contamination from the controversial practice.