21 Jan '12, 1pm

Living on Earth: Disposal of Fracking Wastewater Polluting PA Rivers #greenreads

FRAZIER: Each Marcellus shale gas well produces millions of gallons of salty water. The water is full of bromides, and until recently, drillers in Western Pennsylvania trucked this brine to wastewater plants for disposal. The plants could treat the water for metals and other pollutants, but not bromides. That requires expensive new technology. The plants would simply release the treated water--bromides and all--into rivers and streams.

Full article: http://www.loe.org/blog/blogs.html?seriesID=1&blogID=32


Wasting the Wastewater

Wasting the Wastewater

green.blogs.nytimes.com 24 Jan '12, 7pm

Djakhangir Zakhidov for The Texas Tribune Wastewater being treated at a plant in Fort Worth. While its reuse in industry a...