Coast Guard Proposes Policy to Transport Radioactive Fracking Wastewater by Barge

EcoWatch: The U.S. Coast Guard, which regulates the country’s waterways, will allow shale gas companies to ship fracking wastewater on the nation’s rivers and lakes under a proposed policy published Wednesday. Industry officials say barges are the safest, and cheapest, way to move fracking wastewater, but a spill would severely contaminate waterways. Photo credit: Keith Robinson/ Flickr The Coast Guard began studying the issue nearly two years ago at the request of its Pittsburgh office, which had inquiries......

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