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,

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.