Wastewater from fracking: This is what we all know

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Jessica Onsurez, Carlsbad Present-Argus
Printed 7:51 a.m. MT Aug. 14, 2019

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Fracking has been the topic of a lot debate. However earlier than your kind an opinion on the topic, first take into account the method.
USA TODAY, 2012

The Waste to Water undertaking explores the power trade, native communities and leaders who’re exploring methods to mitigate the impression of wastewater produced throughout hydraulic fracturing within the Permian and Delaware Basin.

What we all know is that millions of gallons of contaminated water are removed from fracked wells, and the traditional methodology of disposal is to re-inject that water into the earth by way of a disposal nicely.

The Present-Argus and its companion, Options Journalism Community, discovered the issue is huge and is rising every single day as the quantity of wastewater will increase alongside the booming oil and pure fuel trade.

Listed below are 6 key takeaways on the issue of produced water.

1. Laws a information, not the important thing

Home Invoice 546, also referred to as the Fluid Oil and Gas Waste Act was signed into law by Gov. Michelle Lujan…



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