Science or no science, the Environmental Protection Agency has found enough reason to call on regulators in Pennsylvania to start monitoring wastewater discharges from the natural gas drilling industry.
According to the Associated Press, the EPA wants Pennsylvanian water companies to start analyzing samples for radium, which is a radioactive by-product found in proximity to drilling sites.
Pennsylvania, unlike most gas drilling states, allows the dumping of partially treated fracked waste into rivers.
The AP says state regulators are weighing the EPA’s request.
(This comes at a time when the DEP touts recent results of testing for radiation and you can read more about that by clicking on Rock The Capital.)
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