“State officials allowed oil and gas companies to pump nearly three billion gallons of waste water into underground aquifers that could have been used for drinking water or irrigation,” the NBC Bay Area report starts out. “Those aquifers are supposed to be off-limits to that kind of activity, protected by the EPA.”
California is in the possibly worst drought since the beginning of modern agriculture, and those aquifers of clean potable water are essential for communities and farmers alike. This is a chilling report.
Here is the NBC report, including links to the documents mentioned in the video. And here is another fracking quandary: What are we going to do with the vast quantity of toxic, radioactive wastewater that fracking produces? Read… Even Treated Fracking Wastewater Still Too Toxic