Wetlands contamination can be predicted in oil boom states

  • Article by: Neela Banerjee , Tribune Washington Bureau
  • Updated: January 8, 2014 - 9:25 PM

Scientists developed criteria to identify high risk.

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RankenFyleJan. 9, 14 9:29 AM

So as the brine is leaching into the groundwater and aquifer, the oil companies are leeching on the natural resources. They need to be held accountable for the byproducts of oil production. While they publicly extol their industry for making the US the top oil producing nation, when were they going to fess up that we're also the top brine producing nation?

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texas_technomanJan. 9, 1412:54 PM

They are exempt from the Clean Air and Water Act, thanks to Dick Cheyney. Their other method of disposing of it is injection wells...drill a hole in the ground and pump it in. Some think that may be the cause of so many minor earthquakes in Texas and Oklahoma...where they have been using the injection well method for years.

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