Wastewater from Hydraulic Fracking could Elevate Environmental Risks during Accidental Spills

June 26, 2014 2:34 PM

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Wastewater from Hydraulic Fracking could Elevate Environmental Risks during Accidental Spills

Cornell University researchers found fracking can lead to groundwater contamination. Wastewater generated from hydraulic fracturing can lead to the release of small particles that can bind with heavy metals and pollutants severing environmental risks if accidental spills take place.

Cathelijne Stoof, co-author of the research, suggests that the findings will be beneficial for those looking to prevent fracking fluid spills. Researchers studied colloids, which are tiny particles larger than the size of a molecule, but smaller when to be seen with naked eyes. These particles have ...

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