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Is fracking really depleting states' water resources?

In states where water reserves are scarce, the tension between agriculture and oil and gas industry is growing.
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Fracking accounts for half of total water consumption in some Texas counties

Oil and gas companies in Texas may face a severe shortage of water for their fracking operations if they continue to drill at current rates, according to a new report.
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Fracking chemicals can act as hormone disruptors, researchers claim

The team of scientists examined in laboratory conditions 12 chemicals that were commonly used in fracking and were either known to be endocrine disruptors or were suspected to have such properties.
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Texas oil company develops fracking method using no freshwater

Instead of relying on freshwater that is extremely scarce, the company utilizes brackish water from the Santa Rosa aquifer and is recycling water from its own wells.
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Pennsylvania files charges against XTO Energy over fracking wastewater spill

XTO Energy Inc., an Exxon Mobil subsidiary, is facing criminal charges in Pennsylvania for discharging 50,000 gallons of fracking wastewater from a storage tank at its facility into state waterways.
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Chemical engineers develop improved recycling system for fracking water

The membrane-based filtration system improves the efficiency of treating and safely reusing water used for fracking at drill sites and could significantly reduce the amount of water and energy that fracking requires.
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EPA reaches agreement with XTO Energy over fracking water spill

Under the terms of the settlement, XTO Energy, a subsidiary of Exxon Mobil, has to pay a penalty of $100,000 and start a $20 million improvement program to comply with federal regulations regarding recycling, wastewater disposal and spills prevention.
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