October 05, 2013

The Hard Numbers on Fracking: Radiation, Toxic Wastewater and Air Pollution

Researchers have found elevated levels of radioactive material and other pollutants in Pennsylvania's scenic Blacklick Creek, and they say fracking is to blame. 
Researchers at Duke University announced this week that samples collected from 2010 to 2012 near a fracking wastewater treatment facility that discharges into Blacklick Creek had up to 200 times the amount of radium than samples just upstream, as well as elevated levels of salts and heavy metals.
***Read article at Truthout***
*Fracking: Champagne for the elites, death for the people 
*Texas family plagued with ailments gets $3M in 1st-of-its-kind fracking judgment 

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