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Disposal of wastewater from hydraulic fracturing poses dangers to drivers

03-03-2020
fracking, hydraulic fracturing, wastewater, wastewater treatment, water treatment

A new paper co-written by Yilan Xu, a professor of agricultural and consumer economics at Illinois, shows that the growing traffic burden in shale energy boomtowns from trucks hauling wastewater to disposal sites resulted in a surge of road fatalities and severe accidents Environmental concerns about hydraulic fracturing—aka "fracking," the …

Analysing Wastewater Produced from Fracking

12-07-2019
fracking, analysis, wastewater treatment

Hydraulic fracturing, commonly called ‘fracking’, is a mining technique used to extract natural gas and oil from deep underground that involves drilling a well into bedrock, typically shale, and injecting high-pressure fluid. The fluid releases the target fossil fuels. The fluid used in fracking contains about 85 per cent water and 13 …