Wednesday, March 2, 2011

Wastewater Recycling No Cure-All in Gas Process

The New York Times
by Ian Urbina
Published: March 1, 2011

"As drilling for natural gas started to climb sharply about 10 years ago, energy companies faced mounting criticism over an extraction process that involves pumping millions of gallons of water into the ground for each well and can leave significant amounts of hazardous contaminants in the water that comes back to the surface.

Drilling Down

An Imperfect Solution

Articles in this series examine the risks of natural-gas drilling and efforts to regulate this rapidly growing industry.

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Jessica Kourkounis for The New York Times

Carl Orso checked the progress as he offloaded wastewater from a natural gas drilling site at Eureka Resources, a wastewater treatment facility, in Williamsport, Penn.

So, in a move hailed by industry as a major turning point, drilling companies started reusing and recycling the wastewater." More>>>>

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