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Impacts of Shale Gas Wastewater Disposal on Water Quality ...

Josephine Brine Treatment Facility and in streamwater and Figure 1. Map of the hydrological system of Pennsylvania and the locations of 74 facilities permitted in 2010 to accept and treat Marcellus Shale produced and flowback waters (red squares), the majority of which are located in the Ohio River Basin (light blue shading). This study focused on

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Source Water Protection and the Marcellus Shale

Marcellus Shale in Pennsylvania and New York, and it has begun in West ia. ... brine from the shale rock, sometimes making it even saltier than seawater. The brine will have high levels of chloride ions, as well as bromide and other ions. Bromides in source water will shift the

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Our Water and the Marcellus Shale - Pittsburgh Quarterly

A few miles to the north, in Lenox, 13 residents have filed a suit against Southwestern Energy Production Co., claiming that that their water wells were contaminated by high levels of strontium, barium and manganese, elements commonly found in the naturally occurring deep shale brine.

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Radioactive Wastewater From Fracking Is Found In ...

Oct 04, 2013· It found that some of the effluent came from Marcellus Shale fluids, which are naturally high in salinity and radioactivity. The study is the latest research into the environmental impacts -- both water and the air -- of fracking. ... extraction, fracking, high-pressure injection, hydraulic fracturing, Josephine Brine Treatment Facility ...

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'Fracking' brine | Gas-well waste full of radium - News ...

Sep 03, 2012· Radium in one sample of Marcellus shale wastewater, also called brine, that Pennsylvania officials collected in 2009 was 3,609 times more radioactive than a …

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Analysis of Marcellus flowback finds high levels of ...

Jun 03, 2020· Brine water that flows back from gas wells in the Marcellus Shale region after hydraulic fracturing is many times more salty than seawater, with high contents of various elements, including radium and barium. The chemistry is consistent with brines formed during the Paleozoic era, a study by an undergraduate student and two professors in Penn State's Department of Geosciences found. The …

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Marcellus brine migration likely natural, not man-made: study

Jul 09, 2012· Marcellus brine migration likely natural, not man-made: study. Men work on a natural gas valve at a hydraulic fracturing site in June 2012 in South Montrose, Pennsylvania. Naturally occurring ...

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Soil and Water Lab: Research : Shale Gas Impacts: Road Brine

When Marcellus shale brine is spread or spilled on roads we expect to see more serious metals impacts because of the different rock chemistry that brings higher concentrations of heavy metals, sometimes even radioactive isotopes of radium. We will be watching closely for opportunities to sample along roads where Marcellus shale brine has been ...

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Marcellus Shale: Electronic Field Guide

Lead and Cd appeared to be mobilized in the soil due to complexation with Cl from the brine. Finally, Adams (2011) documented the purposeful application of 303,000 L of shale gas flowback water on 0.20 ha of forest at the USDA Fernow Experimental Forest in West ia.

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Shale Gas and Water Resources in Pennsylvania

The Utica and Marcellus Shale Plays in the Appalachian Basin are the fourth and first largest natural gas producing plays in the United States, respectively. Hydrocarbon production generates large volumes of brine ("produced water") that must be disposed of, treated, or reused.

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Marcellus Shale Water Management

Shale Water Management Drivers Possible Solutions Barnett (TX) - Urban drilling. - Abundant disposal wells. - Dry climate. - Utilize low cost disposal. - Pipeline water to reduce trucking costs. Marcellus (PA) - Very limited disposal capacity. - Difficult terrain and climate. - Re-use of salt brine preferred for initial development of field.

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Capillary tension and imbibition sequester frack fluid in ...

Dec 26, 2012· Capillary tension and imbibition sequester frack fluid in Marcellus gas shale. In a recent issue of PNAS, Warner et al. ( 1) interpreted local ground water chemistry in the Appalachian Basin as a signal for cross-formational pathways where natural migration of brine from the …

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The Marcellus Shale Play–

Marcellus Gas Well Pads Erosion and Sedimentation Control Plans Roads and Infrastructure Water Withdrawal for Hydrofracturing Water Hauling Waste Disposal Gas Pipelines Brine Treatment 1st Marcellus Shale Gas Well in Pa.-2005

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Resource and Environmental Studies on the Marcellus Shale

–Concentrated brine, not dissolved solids from pore minerals. –Flowback starts out fresh, and increases in TDS during recovery. • Source of the brine, and relationship between brine chemistry and bulk rock geochemistry of shale are not well understood. • Marcellus Shale …

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Marcellus and Utica Shale - Ohio EPA Home

Northwest District Office 1-800-686-6930. Southeast District Office 1-800-686-7330. Southwest District Office 1-800-686-8930. State of Ohio phone search (type environmental into the Agency field to see all Ohio EPA employees) Notify us about. Non-emergency Issues.

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STATE POLICIES ON USE OF HYDRAULIC FRACTURING WASTE AS A ...

Hydraulic fracturing is a process used to extract natural gas in shale formations, such as the Marcellus Shale region that includes part of New York, Ohio, and Pennsylvania. This process produces high volumes of wastewater that can pose risks to humans and …

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from shale gas are much larger than pre-viously thought. The industry and some academics branded those findings as exag - gerated, but the debate has been marked by a scarcity of hard data. "It's great to get some actual numbers from the field," says Robert Howarth, a …

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Geochemical evaluation of flowback brine from Marcellus ...

Large quantities of highly saline brine flow from gas wells in the Marcellus Formation after hydraulic stimulation (''fracking''). This study assesses the composition of these flowback waters from the Marcellus shale in Pennsylvania, USA.

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Hydrocarbons in Upland Groundwater, Marcellus Shale Region ...

Jun 05, 2017· Water samples from 50 domestic wells located 1 kilometer (km) (proximal) and >1 km (distal) from shale-gas wells in upland areas of the Marcellus Shale region were analyzed for chemical, isotopic and groundwater-age tracers. Uplands were targeted because natural mixing with brine and hydrocarbons from deep formations is less common in those ...

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Siting and Permitting of Class II Brine Disposal Wells ...

Sep 23, 2009· Currently, it appears likely that disposal via Class II brine water disposal wells will be an important option for managing water produced from Marcellus Shale wells over the long-term. This paper is structured toward brine disposal issues in Appalachia and associated Marcellus Shale …

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Environmental groups mount campaign against use of brine ...

Dec 23, 2020· Acknowledging that brine from the Marcellus shale formation is particularly prone to being radioactive, it banned the use of brine from Marcellus wells. When the 2017 rule changes were proposed, some public commenters protested the Marcellus exclusion, while many others wanted the DEC to ban brine spreading entirely.

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Characterization of Marcellus and Barnett Shale Flowback ...

Brine Volume Reduction with Water Recovery (for reuse in future frac jobs) ... the wells installed and completed in the Marcellus Shale. In both plays, horizontal wells comprise more than 90% of the total wells that are constructed. Of the total water used by the

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Dangerous levels of radioactivity found at fracking waste ...

Oct 02, 2013· The study also found elevated levels of salinity from the shale brine, which is five to 10 times more saline than sea water, that were 200-fold the regulated limit.

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Geochemical evidence for possible natural migration of ...

Geochemical evidence for possible natural migration of Marcellus Formation brine to shallow aquifers in Pennsylvania Nathaniel R. Warnera, Robert B. Jacksona,b, Thomas H. Darraha, Stephen G. Osbornc, Adrian Downb, Kaiguang Zhaob, Alissa Whitea, and Avner Vengosha,1 aDivision of Earth and Ocean Sciences, Nicholas School of the Environment, Duke University, Durham, NC 27708; bCenter on …

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Water Resources and Natural Gas Production from the ...

the Marcellus Shale Printed on recycled paper By Daniel J. Soeder1 and William M. Kappel2 Introduction T he Marcellus Shale is a sedimentary rock formation deposited over 350 million years ago in a shallow inland sea located in the eastern United States where the present-day Appalachian Mountains now stand (de Witt and others, 1993).

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Geochemical evidence for possible natural migration of ...

The debate surrounding the safety of shale gas development in the Appalachian Basin has generated increased awareness of drinking water quality in rural communities. Concerns include the potential for migration of stray gas, metal-rich formation brines, and hydraulic fracturing and/or flowback fluids to drinking water aquifers.

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New Study: Fluids From Marcellus Shale Likely Seeping Into ...

Jul 09, 2012· New Study: Fluids From Marcellus Shale Likely Seeping Into PA Drinking Water by Abrahm Lustgarten ProPublica, July 9, 2012, 3 p.m. New research has concluded that salty, mineral-rich fluids deep beneath Pennsylvania's natural gas fields are likely seeping upward thousands of feet into drinking water supplies.

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Drilling for Natural Gas in the Marcellus and Utica Shales ...

Researchers estimate the Marcellus Shale alone could contain as much as 363 trillion cubic feet of natural gas, enough to satisfy U.S. energy demands for about 14 years. Most drilling is now occurring in the Marcellus Shale region of Pennsylvania, with growing interest in West ia and New York. Because the Marcellus Shale is much thinner ...

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ShaleOhio: Oilfield brine starts flowing uphill in eastern ...

Jan 26, 2016· Oilfield brine water from the Utica and Marcellus shale plays recently began flowing uphill from Ohio Route 7 to injection wells off Ohio Route 676 in Marietta, reports the Marietta Times.John Jack, CEO of Water Energy Services, told the newspaper that the long-awaited Harmar Hill facility will help keep truck traffic from having to climb the hill by offloading brine at the company's ...

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Marcellus Brine Migration Likely Natural Not Man-Made

Jul 09, 2012· These pathways allowed gases and Marcellus brine to migrate up into shallow groundwater aquifers from deeper underground shale gas deposits. "This could mean that some drinking water supplies in northeastern Pennsylvania are at increased risk for contamination, particularly from fugitive gases that leak from shale gas well casings," Vengosh said.

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Marcellus Brine Migration Likely Natural, Not Man-Made ...

Jul 09, 2012· Marcellus Brine Migration Likely Natural, Not Man-Made. Hydraulic fracturing likely didn't create fissures, but gas from leaking well casings could exploit them. Editor's Note: Preprints of the article are available starting Wed., July 4, on a secure reporters-only website. Contact [email protected] or …

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Geochemical evaluation of flowback brine from Marcellus ...

Jan 01, 2013· As a result, if oil or gas well brine were entering the waterways, TDS and Cl − levels would rise, along with other constituents of the brine. Prior to 2008, before the Marcellus Shale boom began, Pennsylvania's gas industry historically had drilled vertical wells into …

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New study: Fluids from Marcellus Shale likely seeping into ...

Jul 10, 2012· Researchers found that, in some cases, the water had mixed with brine that closely matched brine thought to be from the Marcellus Shale or areas close to it.

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Dem CLEAN Future Act Reclassifies Shale Brine as Toxic ...

Jun 22, 2021· Dem CLEAN Future Act Reclassifies Shale Brine as Toxic Waste. June 22, 2021 Anti-Drilling/Fossil Fuel, Industrywide Issues, Regulation, Wastewater. In March we told you about House of Representatives (HR) Bill 1512, the Climate Leadership and Environmental Action for our Nation's Future Act (or CLEAN Future Act).

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Geochemical evidence for possible natural migration of ...

Jul 24, 2012· The debate surrounding the safety of shale gas development in the Appalachian Basin has generated increased awareness of drinking water quality in rural communities. Concerns include the potential for migration of stray gas, metal-rich formation brines, and hydraulic fracturing and/or flowback fluids to drinking water aquifers. A critical question common to these environmental risks is the ...