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  • Much of that water, often laden with salt and chemicals and known as "flowback," returns to the surface and requires disposal.

    Agency to Set Standards on Fracking Waste Water

  • The most significant fear is that wastewater from the fracking process, called "flowback," will contaminate the aquifers and hence drinking water.

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  • The biggest risk to water quality, it said, arises from "flowback" - the huge volumes of water that drilling brings to the surface along with the natural gas.

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  • It appears the rubber parts in the BOP have been chewed up by sand in the "flowback" of the well - that's what 30,000 psi of oil and gas will do as it flows through the unit when it doesn't shut down like it's supposed to

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  • And two years ago, the Monongahela River's salt levels reached excessive amounts, probably in part because of the "flowback" water from new hydraulic fracturing wells draining into the river, adding to acid-laced leaks from coal mines, VanBriesen and colleagues find.

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  • Since the announcement of its possible offer for Cadbury on 7 September 2009, Kraft Foods believes its share price performance has been adversely affected by a number of factors of a short-term nature, including: (i) concern that it will not maintain financial discipline regarding an acquisition of Cadbury; (ii) concern that the issuance of Kraft Foods Shares to certain Cadbury Securityholders may result in "flowback" of such shares; and (iii) short selling activity. Aktuelle Nachrichten

  • Similarly, such antiquated geographical concepts as onshore vs. offshore markets, domestic regulation and "flowback" would be rendered meaningless by seamless global trading and regulation.

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  • The immediate flowback water will be "cleaned and recycled" – but it eventually needs disposal, and typically contains radioactive and other toxic materials leached from the rock.

    Letters: Fracking in the energy mix

  • "The worry is that the flowback is contaminated, whether it's salt, minerals, chemicals, hydrocarbons, and that it's being released into the environment in a way that may harm the public," said Amy Mall, senior policy analyst with the Natural Resources Defense Council, an environmentalist group.

    Agency to Set Standards on Fracking Waste Water

  • "The fracturing and 'flowback' fluids … contain a number of hazardous substances that, should they contaminate groundwater, are likely to result in potentially severe impacts on drinking water quality and/or surface waters/wetland habitats."

    The UK's lack of fracking regulation is insane | George Monbiot


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