You are at Toxics Alert > Report > Study Finds New Toxic Contaminants In Oil And Gas Wastewater
Toxics Alert, an environment news bulletin from toxics link Toxics Link
Issue 57
January , 2015
View issue number:
  Home  |  Editorial  |  Feature  |  Interview  |  News  |  Policy  |  Updates  |  Reports / International News  |  Partner

* REPORT / INTERNATIONAL NEWS

Study Finds New Toxic Contaminants In Oil And Gas Wastewater

Source: Clickgreen, Date: January , 2015

Scientists have discovered high levels of two potentially hazardous contaminants, ammonium and iodide, in wastewater being discharged or spilled into streams and rivers from oil and gas operations. Levels of contamination were just as high in wastewater coming from conventional oil and gas wells as from hydraulically fractured shale gas wells. "This discovery raises new concerns about the environmental and human health impacts of oil and gas wastewater in areas where it is discharged or leaked directly into the environment," said Avner Vengosh, professor of geochemistry and water quality at Duke University's Nicholas School of the Environment.

Read more:
http://www.clickgreen.org.uk/research/data/125465-study-finds-new-toxic-contaminants-in-oil-and-gas-wastewater.html

EDITORIAL  • FEATURE  • INTERVIEW  • NEWS  • POLICY  • UPDATES  • REPORTS / INTERNATIONAL NEWS  • PARTNERS