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Wastewater Disposal Wells, Fracking, and Environmental Injustice in Southern Texas

This investigation looked at race and poverty in areas where oil and gas wastewater disposal wells are permitted. Key findings The proportion of people of color living less than 5 kilometers from a disposal well was 1.3 times higher than was the proportion of non-Hispanic Whites. Adjusting for rurality, disposal wells were 2.04 times (95% …

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Chemistry and Engineering of Shale Gas and Tight Oil Resource Development

Chemistry and Engineering of Shale Gas and Tight Oil Resource Development: A Workshop for the Chemical Sciences Roundtable: Workshop in Brief. Editors Author(s): Board on Chemical Sciences and Technology; Division on Earth and Life Studies; National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine. Date: 01.2016 Source/Publisher: Washington (DC): National Academies Press (US); 2015. The National Academies …

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A systematic evaluation of chemicals in hydraulic-fracturing fluids and wastewater for reproductive and developmental toxicity

Elise G Elliott, Adrienne S Ettinger, Brian P Leaderer, Michael B Bracken and Nicole C Deziel A systematic evaluation of chemicals in hydraulic-fracturing fluids and wastewater for reproductive and developmental toxicity Journal of Exposure Science and Environmental Epidemiology , (6 January 2016) | doi:10.1038/jes.2015.81 Key findings: 1021 different chemical substances were found in hydraulic fracturing …

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Assessment of the Acute and Chronic Health Hazards of Hydraulic Fracturing Fluids

E. V. Wattenberg et al., J Occup Environ Hyg. 12/9 (2015) Key findings: The constituents of hydraulic fracturing fluids (HFFs) present occupational health risks because workers may be directly exposed to them, and general public health risks because of potential air and water contamination. This article presents a practical and adaptable tool for the hazard …

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Marcellus Shale gas drilling flow back water is potentially cytotoxic, cancer causing

In this first report of its kind the authors show a potential cytotoxicity and transforming activity of Marcellus shale gas mining flow back to mammalian cells. That means the study confirmed widely held suspicions concerning the carcinogenicity of fracking pollution. Key findings: Barium and Strontium were elevated in flow back water exposed cells. Flow back …

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Fate of Radium in Marcellus Shale Flowback Water Impoundments and Assessment of Associated Health Risks

This radio-chemical study revealed that radioactivity in flowback water and sludge from the Marcellus shale builds up in the deposits over time. Bibliography: Zhang T¹, Hammack RW¹, Vidic RD¹ Fate of Radium in Marcellus Shale Flowback Water Impoundments and Assessment of Associated Health Risks Environ. Sci. Technol., 2015, 49 (15), pp 9347–9354; DOI: 10.1021/acs.est.5b01393 Publication …

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Current perspectives on unconventional shale gas extraction in the Appalachian Basin

This review presents an overview of unconventional gas extraction highlighting the environmental impacts and challenges, e.g. a plethora of toxic compounds reaching water and air, focused on the Appalachian Basin. Bibliography: Lampe DJ, Stolz JF Current perspectives on unconventional shale gas extraction in the Appalachian Basin J Environ Sci Health A Tox Hazard Subst Environ …

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