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America’s Radioactive Secret via Rolling Stone

Justin Nobel In the popular imagination, radioactivity conjures images of nuclear meltdowns, but radiation is emitted from many common natural substances, usually presenting a fairly minor risk. Many industry representatives like to say the radioactivity in brine is so insignificant … Continue reading

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IDNR issues first fracking permit in Illinois via The Southern Illinoisan

ENFIELD – In a historic move, regulators from the Illinois Department of Natural Resources Department of Oil and Gas Resource Management on Thursday approved the state’s first fracking permit. Approval of the permit, issued to Wichita, Kansas based Woolsey Operating … Continue reading

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‘Groundbreaking’ Study Links Texas Earthquakes to Wastewater Injection From Fracking via EcoWatch (Reader Supported News)

By Lorraine Chow ven though scientists are pretty certain that wastewater injection from fracking and conventional drilling has led to the unprecedented spate of earthquakes rollicking Oklahoma, Texas and other states in recent years. Definitive proof, however, is rare. But … Continue reading

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4 States Struggling to Manage Radioactive Fracking Waste via Ohio Valley ReSource

By Jie Jenny Zou The Marcellus Shale has transformed the Appalachian Basin into an energy juggernaut. Even amid a recent drilling slowdown, regional daily production averages enough natural gas to power more than 200,000 U.S. homes for a year. But … Continue reading

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Duke Study Finds A “Legacy of Radioactivity,” Contamination from Thousands of Fracking Wastewater Spills via Desmog

Thousands of oil and gas industry wastewater spills in North Dakota have caused “widespread” contamination from radioactive materials, heavy metals and corrosive salts, putting the health of people and wildlife at risk, researchers from Duke University concluded in a newly … Continue reading

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Radioactivity in Marcellus Shale Gas Wells Threaten Public Health and Contaminate Environment via Delaware River Network

[…] The levels and amount of radioactive materials being released in Pennsylvania are alarming and demand immediate action by PADEP for the sake of the public’s health and the environment,” said Maya van Rossum, the Delaware Riverkeeper. “PADEP’s TENORM Report … Continue reading

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Children Given Lifelong Ban on Talking About Fracking via The Guardian

wo young children in Pennsylvania were banned from talking about fracking for the rest of their lives under a gag order imposed under a settlement reached by their parents with a leading oil and gas company. The sweeping gag order … Continue reading

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Why I Am in Jail via EcoWatch (Reader Supported News)

By Sandra Steingraber I have come to believe that a successful civil disobedience campaign likewise depends on the willingness of at least some of us to gladly accept jail time over other kinds of sentences, such as paying fines. There … Continue reading

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Ohio Geologists Tie Earthquakes to Fracking via Al Jazeera America

eologists in Ohio have for the first time linked earthquakes in a geologic formation deep under the Appalachians to hydraulic fracturing, leading the state to issue new permit conditions Friday in certain areas that are among the nation’s strictest. A … Continue reading

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UChicago, Argonne scientists gather to discuss nation’s energy future via UChicago News

Speakers at the most recent event included Mark Peters, deputy laboratory director for programs, Argonne; Leah Guzowski, energy policy scientist, decision and information sciences, Argonne; Hussein Khalil, director, nuclear engineering division, Argonne; Peter Littlewood, professor of physics, UChicago, and associate … Continue reading

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