A report released on Wednesday by the Natural Resources Defense Council shows that contaminated fracking wastewater is threatening people’s health and the environment, and none of the methods currently used to treat or dispose of that wastewater are safe enough, says NRDC blogger Rebecca Hammer.
This wastewater contains things like salts, oil and grease, metals, radioactive material, and manmade fracking chemicals. These pollutants can be dangerous if they’re released into the environment or if people are exposed to them.
You can read the NRDC report here.
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