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Waste treatment firm agrees to settle over disposal of shale gas drilling wastewater

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A waste treatment firm based in Warren, Pennsylvania, has agreed to build a new wastewater treatment facility to settle a federal lawsuit brought by environmental organization Clean Water Action.


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California regulators halt wastewater injection in local wells

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Oil and gas waste injection has been halted at 11 sites in California following orders issued by the state's Division of Oil and Gas and Geothermal Resources.
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Colorado regulator halts wastewater injection due to earthquake link

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Colorado officials recently suspended injections of fracking wastewater underground, following the discovery that disposing of wastewater in a local well might be linked to seismic activity in the area.
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Survey reveals trends in US fracking wastewater regulation

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The role of hydraulic fracturing for the growth of the U.S. energy sector is undeniable but states seem to have widely divergent views when it comes to the technology in general and to fracking wastewater regulation in particular.
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Connecticut environmental groups call for ban on fracking wastewater

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Connecticut may impose a ban on storing and recycling wastewater generated as a byproduct of natural gas operations if lawmakers decide to move ahead with a proposed bill.
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Scientists debate link between Oklahoma earthquakes, fracking wastewater

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Research on the effect of injecting fracking wastewater on seismic activity in the state of Oklahoma has divided the U.S. scientific community.
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Study dispels myth about disproportionate wastewater production from fracking wells

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Natural gas wells where hydraulic fracturing is used generate less wastewater per unit of gas recovered compared to conventional wells.
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Pennsylvania treatment plant extracts oil, salts from fracking wastewater

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A new technology will allow the facility to further process the brine produced after treating the oil and gas production water and separate the metals within it.
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Fracking wastewater may be moved by barges under US Coast Guard proposal

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The possibility of moving fracking wastewater by waterways has been disputed for quite some time and the Coast Guard has been examining the matter for almost two years.
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Fracking wastewater spills may put Colorado's water supplies at risk

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While communities in north-central Colorado are still trying to come to terms with the devastation after the massive floods caused by heavy rain over the past week, another cause for concern has emerged.
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