Persistent Water and Soil Contamination Found at N.D. Wastewater Spills

http://insideclimatenews.org/news/29042016/north-dakota-wastewater-spill-water-soil-contaminiation-radium-selenium-bakken-oil

A new study of spills in the Bakken oil field found metals and salts left behind at those sites even after lengthy cleanup efforts. By Zahra Hirji A new study shows high salt levels, metals and even radioactive material have lingered for months and even years in the water and soil near four oil-and-gas wastewater spills in North Dakota. The researchers from Duke University also believe the lasting threat of such spills could be pervasive across the Bakken Formation, one of the nation’s most active oil fields. See Also: ‘Saltwater’ From North Dakota Fracking Spill Is Not What’s Found in the Ocean ‘Saltwater’ From North Dakota Fracking Spill Is Not What’s Found in the Ocean North Dakota Turns Blind Eye to Dumping of Fracking Waste in Waterways and Farmland read more

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