Fracking Wastewater Disposal Biggest Threat to Waterways

Peter Mantius of DCBureau reports that SUNY Stony Brook researchers have determined that up to half of all fracking wastewater goes to public water treatment facilities ill-prepared to treat it effectively.  In a study published in Risk Analysis, the researchers determined that, effectively untreated, this wastewater poses a significantly bigger threat to waterways and public drinking water than failed cement casings, failed retention ponds, wastewater truck accidents, or fracking operations going ‘out of zone.’  Click here for the pdf of the study.