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Acid mine drainage reduces radioactivity in fracking waste


January 9, 2014

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Blending fracking wastewater with acid mine drainage causes most of the naturally radioactive metals in the fracking water to precipitate into a solid for disposal. The practice also could help reduce the depletion of local freshwater resources by giving drillers a source of usable recycled water for the hydraulic fracturing process.Full Story

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Duke University

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