For all those living near injection wells or fighting an injection well permit, lookie at this:
The lab results indicate high levels of alpha particles, arsenic, barium and toluene, among other contaminants, and are cause for the brine to be classified as “hazardous,” according to Ben Stout, professor of biology at Wheeling Jesuit University who interpreted the results
One of the Loopholes for Polluters is Resource Conservation and Recovery Act – RCRA which allows industry to claim their waste is non hazardous.
Here’s how it works:
Look at the barrels of chemicals in the last graphic HERE. Many of those barrels will come with signage such as the one below:
Then those chemicals are pumped downhole during fracking.
And then the chemicals come back up to the surface and they are no longer hazardous.