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While the existence of the toxic wastes has been reported, thousands of internal documents obtained by The New York Times from the Environmental Protection Agency, state regulators and drillers show that the dangers to the environment and health are greater than previously understood.
The documents reveal that the wastewater, which is sometimes hauled to sewage plants not designed to treat it and then discharged into rivers that supply drinking water, contains radioactivity at levels higher than previously known, and far higher than the level that federal regulators say is safe for these treatment plants to handle.
The Times also found never-reported studies by the E.P.A. and a confidential study by the drilling industry that all concluded that radioactivity in drilling waste cannot be fully diluted in rivers and other waterways.
Originally posted by ~Lucidity
As if it wasn't already bad enough, more bad news from the world of fracking as it relates to our water supplies.
Who thought this was a good idea?
edit on 2/27/2011 by ~Lucidity because: (no reason given)
Originally posted by Mapkar
Who thought it was a good idea? Greedy people who couldn't care less for anyone but themselves, who looking to play on our addiction to oil for a little money, and will leave the mess for others to deal with once the oil is gone.