American Groundwater Overestimated, at Risk from Fracking and Climate Changes

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By Alex Wierbinski - Posted on 29 November 2018


American Water at Risk as Climate Changes

US groundwater in peril: Potable supply less than thought,
University of Arizona, November 18, 2018.


“The U.S. groundwater supply is smaller than originally thought.”

Fracking Dangers
"We show that there is potential for contamination of deep fresh and brackish water in areas where the oil and gas industry injects wastewaters into -- or in close depth proximity to -- these aquifers."

Groundwater Dependent US
"Groundwater is the primary source of domestic water supply for about half of the people living in the U.S. About 40 percent of all of the water used in the U.S. for irrigated agriculture comes from groundwater...In Tucson, Arizona, about half of our drinking water comes from groundwater."

New Fresh Water Limits
“The new research found the average depth of transition from fresh to brackish groundwater in the U.S. overall is about 1,800 feet, which contradicts previous studies suggesting that fresh groundwater extends down to 6,500 feet. ”

Unsafe Fracking
“...the injection of water, chemicals or sand that occurs with hydraulic fracturing, or "fracking," or the injection of wastewater may drive waters containing hydrocarbons into adjacent areas that contain potable water.”

Unsafe Fracking
"In some basins, injection wells are installed shallower than the transition from fresh to brackish water."

Water Going Away
“They note that an estimated more than five billion people live in water-scarce areas, many of which rely on groundwater and where, in some cases, significantly more water has been taken out of a groundwater basin than is coming in. ”


The Bottom Line

Oil Industry "scientists," and the paid political mouthpieces (liars) of the Oil Industry, have all insisted that injection of deadly industrial toxins into abandonded wells is, "safe," as is disposal of fracking wastes in said abandoned wells.

It's not.

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American, potable, groundwater, reduced, at risk, from corruption, and its children, in this case composed of fracking and climate change


Originally Published
2018-11-29 12:00:32

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