Radionuclides in Fracking Wastewater

TitleRadionuclides in Fracking Wastewater
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2014
AuthorsBrown VJ
JournalEnvironmental Health Perspectives
PaginationA50 - A55
Date Published2014/02//
ISBN Number00916765
Call Number100
KeywordsEnergy, Environment, Industry, Waste water, Water

The article discusses the presence of radionucleotides in wastewater produced by gas extraction from Pennsylvania's Marcellus Shale via hydraulic fracturing (fracking). Topics include waste production and storage issues, such as the effect of salinity on radioactive levels in wastewater, the release to surface waters of treated fracking wastewater, which results in high levels of radioactivity in stream sediments, and the use of deep injection wells for storing fracking wastewater.

Short TitleEnvironmental Health Perspectives