Fracking Wastewater Disposal Site

Fracking Wastewater Disposal Site

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Caption: Fracking wastewater disposal plant in Lovington New Mexico, part of the Permian Basin which is experience an oil boom due to the fracking industry. Permian Basin, New Mexico. Underground wastewater disposal has been implicated in shallow earthquakes. Aboveground water storage can leak and be a health hazard.

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Keywords: american, chemicals, climate change, eddy county, fossil fuels, fracking, fracking fluid, fracking industry, hydraulic fracturing, new mexico, oil and gas industry, oil patch, oill gas industry, permian basin, pollution, salt water disposal, unknown substances, wastewater tanks

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