Wastewater disposal poses challenge for fracking firms

The Taskforce on Shale Gas’s report on the potential impacts of shale extraction reveals major question marks over how the industry would deal with its wastewater

Gas rig (photograph: Roberto Giobbi/123RF)Disposal of wastewater could prove a major problem for would-be fracking firms, the latest report from the the industry-funded Task Force on Shale Gas reveals.

The report, published on 15 July, sets out the potential impacts of fracking operations on health and the local environment.

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