27 Feb '14, 7pm

Fracking Waste is Being Dumped Into the Ocean Off California's Coast

Find out more from the Center for Biological Diversity: Offshore Fracking KCET, February 26, 2014 Fracking Waste is Being Dumped Into the Ocean Off California's Coast By Chris Clarke ReWire has reported previously on a form of oil well enhancement in California that doesn't get much attention from the press, namely, offshore fracking . At least 12 rigs off the coast of California inject proprietary mixes of potentially dangerous chemicals into undersea rock formations at high pressure. They do this in order to break those rocks up which makes it easier to pump out the crude. That's the process commonly known as fracking, short for hydraulic fracturing. The fluid pumped into the wells usually gets pumped back out again as wastewater. And if you suddenly have an uneasy feeling about where those offshore rigs dispose of that wastewater, you may well be correct. About half of ...

Full article: http://www.biologicaldiversity.org/news/center/articles/2...

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