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Shale Drillers Eager to Move Wastewater on Barges

Industry says it’s the safest and cheapest way to move wastewater. Environmentalists counter that the possibility of a spill means it isn’t worth the risk

The shale gas drilling industry wants to move its wastewater by barge on rivers and lakes across the country. But the US Coast Guard, which regulates the nation’s waterways, must first decide whether it’s safe. Photo by Darrell Sapp / Post-GazetteThe "Vulcan"…
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by: Emily DeMarco – December 19, 2012

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