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2013-10-02 12:50:44

Streams below fracking wastewater treatment show elevated salts, metals, radioactivity Elevated levels of radioactivity, salts and metals have been found in river water and sediments at a site where treated water from oil and gas operations is discharged into a western Pennsylvania creek. "Radium levels were about 200 times greater in sediment samples collected where the Josephine Brine Treatment Facility discharges its treated wastewater into Blacklick Creek than in sediment samples...

Fracking - Bad Science Debate Looms
2012-07-23 09:49:24

Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Environmentalists often lean heavily on science and research to support their political cause, but a few scientists are now saying that some of the evidence these activists use is misleading or questionable. "The debate is becoming very emotional. And basically not using science" on either side, Avner Vengosh, a Duke University professor studying groundwater contamination told the Associated Press. Shale gas drilling has become a...

2009-02-25 11:57:24

 Ancient groundwater being tapped by Jordan, one of the 10 most water-deprived nations in the world, has been found to contain twenty times the radiation considered safe for drinking water in a new study by an international team of researchers."The combined activities of 228 radium and 226 radium "“ the two long-lived isotopes of radium "“ in the groundwater we tested are up to 2000 percent higher than international drinking standards," said Avner Vengosh, associate professor...


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tessitura
  • The prevailing range of a vocal or instrumental part, within which most of the tones lie.
This word is Italian in origin and comes from the Latin 'textura,' web, structure.