An incredible piece just broke in the New York Times showing that hydraulic fracking in the Marcellus Shale is drawing huge amounts of radioactivity up from the earth with the fracking fluids, often going straight through a municipal waste water treatment plant and then dumped into rivers – above public drinking water intake locations. The piece proves that EPA knows this is going on, and that it is likely illegal.
Highly recommended reading for anyone concerned about the real threats posed by this gas industry practice to drinking water, public health and the environment.
DRILLING DOWN: Regulation Lax as Gas Wells’ Tainted Water Hits Rivers
Excerpt on what the NY Times investigation found:
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