New Contaminants Emerge From Oil & Gas Wells

Daily Climate: Two hazardous chemicals never before known as oil and gas industry pollutants -- ammonium and iodide -- are being released into Pennsylvania and West Virginia waterways from the booming energy operations of the Marcellus shale, a new study shows. Treatment plants were never designed to handle these contaminants. The toxic substances, which can have a devastating impact on fish, ecosystems, and potentially, human health, are extracted from geological formations along with natural gas and oil......

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