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America’s Radioactive Secret

America’s Radioactive Secret

SOURCE: Rolling Stone DATE: January 21, 2020 SNIP: Oil fields across the country — from the Bakken in North Dakota to the Permian in Texas — have been found to produce brine that is highly radioactive. “All oil-field workers,” says Ian Fairlie, a British radiation...
Toxic, briny water surfaces in Okla. Is oil to blame?

Toxic, briny water surfaces in Okla. Is oil to blame?

SOURCE: E&E News DATE: December 3, 2019 SNIP: Contaminated, salt-laden water is bubbling up from the ground on an Oklahoma farm, and state officials suspect oil field activity is causing the problem. Too much wastewater pumping, they fear, may have put excessive...