From ProPublica today:
CA Halts Injection of Fracking Waste, Warning It May Be Contaminating Aquifers
California officials have ordered an emergency shutdown of 11 oil and gas waste injection sites and a review of 95 others in the state's drought-wracked Central Valley out of fear that companies may have been pumping fracking fluids and other toxic waste into drinking water aquifers there, ProPublica's Abrahm Lustgarten reports.
The action comes as California's agriculture industry copes with a drought crisis that has emptied reservoirs and cost the state $2.2 billion this year alone. The lack of water has forced farmers to supplement their water supply from underground aquifers.
Key takeaways from Lustgarten's report:
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