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FRACKING WASTEWATER: The Overlooked Threat to Our Nation's Drinking Water


Environment  (tags: Fracking, frack is whack, activism, activists, destruction, ecosystems, green, conservation, water, pollution, nature, habitat, habitatdestruction, energy, pollution, WASTEWATER, wastewater, wildlife, healthconditions )

Cal
- 559 days ago - alternet.org
Companies dispose of wastewater from fracking differently depending on the region, though each method is problematic.



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Past Member (0)
Tuesday January 8, 2013, 11:30 pm
News unfortunate really,Noted,Thanks Cal.
 

Carol H. (229)
Wednesday January 9, 2013, 5:16 am
noted with much concern!!
 

Alice C. (1797)
Wednesday January 9, 2013, 6:51 am
Stop the fracking ! : (
 

Daniel Partlow (189)
Wednesday January 9, 2013, 6:54 am
Stop the damn fracking PERIOD. NOW!!
 

Geynell Eskite (68)
Wednesday January 9, 2013, 12:26 pm
I can only come up with 2 explanations for the proliferation of FRACKING. 1) Republicans are too greedy and stupid to consider what we're all suppose to do once there is no more safe drinking water on the planet. 2) They intend to contaminate all the ground water on earth until there is only one clean source left. They then intend to take control of that source and charge $1,000 for a bottle of water. But then, there is always option 3, which is that they really do believe they can destroy the planet all they want because God will magically "fix it". (Per Saint Santorum). Of course, when God fails to clean up their mess, they'll blame that on The Lords anger at our toleration of Gays, or Atheists, or Mexicans (whoever they're demonizing at the time). I suppose that really falls under Option #1: Stupidity.
 

Karen R. (87)
Wednesday January 9, 2013, 1:12 pm
thanks for the info
 

Jaime A. (32)
Wednesday January 9, 2013, 1:31 pm
Noted, thanks.
 

Mike M. (55)
Wednesday January 9, 2013, 2:19 pm
Kinda stupid to even think of such a event
 

Sheila S. (63)
Wednesday January 9, 2013, 2:26 pm
The very least that should be required of these companies is to keep the water self-retained and reused. Japan has developed a way to clean the chemicals and recycle the water, so that it is the same way continually being used at the fracking site. It is an extremely expensive process, but once the initial investment has been recouped, no addition water needs to be sourced.
 

Petra M. (252)
Wednesday January 9, 2013, 3:35 pm
Noted, thanks!
 

Tal H. (8)
Wednesday January 9, 2013, 3:47 pm
Noted!!
 

Rock H. (254)
Wednesday January 9, 2013, 4:08 pm
This is an excellent article that clearing explains the dangers of fracking to our drinking water across the country.

Thanks for finding and posting this great read Cal!

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Jennifer C. (172)
Wednesday January 9, 2013, 4:12 pm
Thank you.
 

Past Member (0)
Wednesday January 9, 2013, 4:53 pm
We constituents MUST talk to our state and federal Senators and reps! I just attended a town hall on Monday night, and Peter Wirth / Brian Egolf mentioned the bills that they are bringing up regarding FRACKING in NM, as well as GMO LABELING! They mentioned that too often there are NO CONSTITUENTS PRESENT, only LOBBYISTS paid to sit in the seats until the late hours. It is UP TO US to do the right things, make ethical, positive, world-saving decisions on a moment by moment basis. We are GUESTS HERE and should behave honorably, never taking, never harming.
 

Marie W. (64)
Wednesday January 9, 2013, 8:10 pm
Thirsty?
 

Nirvana Jaganath (26)
Wednesday January 9, 2013, 9:48 pm
Thanks n noted
 

Past Member (0)
Wednesday January 9, 2013, 11:42 pm
Noted, thanks.
 

Helen Porter (41)
Thursday January 10, 2013, 2:23 am
Stop fracking Mother Earth.
 

Ruth R. (215)
Thursday January 10, 2013, 3:03 am
Signed.
 

Wim Zunnebeld (144)
Thursday January 10, 2013, 4:05 am
Sadly noted
 

John Gregoire (257)
Thursday January 10, 2013, 5:31 am
No matter if the water is partially re-used as it eventually has to be dumped. Right now Ohio is the unfortunate host as this poison is injected into deep wells. The long term problem is that fracking wastes so much water and that's a finite and precious commodity. Water deep injected NEVER rejoins the earth's water cycle.
 

Jim Phillips (3215)
Thursday January 10, 2013, 5:52 am
Go and sue Cheney and Halliburton for contaminating our waters.

They are responsible for the technology of farcking.

Ty, Cal.
.
 

paul m. (93)
Thursday January 10, 2013, 6:38 am

Noted....
 

Patricia H. (468)
Thursday January 10, 2013, 9:54 am
thanks for the info, noted
 

Jaime A. (32)
Thursday January 10, 2013, 1:39 pm
Noted.
 

Aaron Bouchard (125)
Thursday January 10, 2013, 4:16 pm
Noted thanks
 

Krystal R. (123)
Monday January 14, 2013, 5:41 am
most of the fracking water is spilled on the earth, put into tanks, then or either directly pumped right into the aquifers...or streams and lakes...no restrictions in most of the states. Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker has passed almost the most agressive new Mining laws starting this week. We will see 5 times more mines and Fracking coming in. This is partly why Idle No More has Started in the north and will continue to rise and go from here and continue to grow. We lost Bad River in Wisconsin, Mississippi River affects half of the USA. What part of that does people NOT Understand? And to top it off...We are on The Great Lake System. So Now we have A RADICAL Governor and NO GRID LOCK..passing MINING LAWS...and NO ONE IS STOPPING THIS??? well half of the USA on both sides...it does not matter if you are Republican, Democrat..Green Party...or Purple... your kids...animals...meat supply...water everything is going to be poisoned by our wonderful crap.... THANK GOVERNOR WALKER...kindly send him a birthday card wishing him a nice happy year
 
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