Fracking can contaminate rivers and lakes with radioactive material, study finds

Fracking can contaminate rivers and lakes with radioactive material, study finds

The vast amount of waste water produced by fracking can contaminate rivers, lakes and other waterways with radioactive material and hormone-affecting chemicals, according to new research. The study tested sediments and groundwater downstream of a treatment plant in Pennsylvania that was designed to make the water used as part of the fracking process fit for release into the environment.

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