The first article below, “Treating the US Oil Industry’s Dark Water: As Earthquakes Increase, Billions Needed to Switch Course”, details increasing earthquakes and other negative environmental impacts as reasons to “switch course”, specifically calling for more reuse of wastewater. The second article, “Challenges in Reusing Produced Water” details the high... Read more »
For large volumes of wastewater and/or longer distances, piping to injection wells is usually preferred to trucking for both economic and environmental reasons (i.e., less trucking CO2, traffic). However, pipelines still carry significant environmental risks, including leaks and aquifer contamination with toxic fracking chemicals. These accidents, which include over 1,000... Read more »
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EIA ECOVAP Tech. The ECOVAP system is concluded to be an environmentally sound technology for accelerated removal of wastewater across a significantly reduced land area. Dr. John Pichtel, Professor at Ball State University in Muncie, IN