fracking http://wvxu.org en UC testing water for fracking contamination http://wvxu.org/post/uc-testing-water-fracking-contamination <p><span style="line-height: 115%; font-family: &quot;Calibri&quot;,&quot;sans-serif&quot;; font-size: 14pt; mso-ascii-theme-font: minor-latin; mso-fareast-font-family: Calibri; mso-fareast-theme-font: minor-latin; mso-hansi-theme-font: minor-latin; mso-bidi-font-family: &quot;Times New Roman&quot;; mso-bidi-theme-font: minor-bidi; mso-ansi-language: EN-US; mso-fareast-language: EN-US; mso-bidi-language: AR-SA;">One of the still hotly contested debates over fracking is whether the practice of extracting trapped gas underground contaminates drinking water. Wed, 22 Jan 2014 19:00:00 +0000 Ann Thompson 22134 at http://wvxu.org UC testing water for fracking contamination The Threat of Hydraulic Fracturing Waste http://wvxu.org/post/threat-hydraulic-fracturing-waste <p></p><p>The fracking process used to extract natural gas has been vilified for the millions of gallons of fresh water it uses, and the amount of waste water it produces. But drilling also generates leftover dirt, rocks, and mud that gets trucked off to landfills. Many people have raised concerns about the potential contaminants in that dirt, and whether it poses an environmental threat.&nbsp;<strong><a href="http://www.ideastream.org/news/feature/52913" target="_blank">WCPN's<span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;Michelle&nbsp;</span>Kanu</a></strong>&nbsp;tells us now about the radioactive nature of that waste, and what the state is doing to keep tabs on it.</p><p> Fri, 05 Apr 2013 05:31:00 +0000 Michelle Kanu 11038 at http://wvxu.org The Threat of Hydraulic Fracturing Waste