Study: Fracking is Depleting U.S. Drinking Water Sources at Catastrophic Rates

October 29, 2019 at 2:13 pm




Fracking permanently destroys 5 million gallons of drinking water per well. The radioactive wastewater is so toxic it has to be buried deep underground where it causes earthquakes.

Scotland Bans Fracking Indefinitely

October 3, 2019 at 1:43 pm




Scotland puts a moratorium on all new fracking permits

Fracking Wastes 5 Million Gallons of Water Per Well, Study Finds

February 2, 2018 at 4:56 pm




In the middle of a global water crisis, we are permanently contaminating 5 million gallons each time we frack a well. The water is so toxic after it gets injected deep underground afterward, where it causes earthquakes.

Open pit storage of toxic flow-back water near well in Pennsylvania. Credit: Paulio Shakespeare, warights.org

Hydraulic fracturing for oil and natural gas has raised serious concerns about water quality, but a new study indicates the practice also has an alarming impact on water quantity.