The accidental release of hydraulic fracking wastewater into streams, even a single drop mixed with 100 drops of streamwater, will harm or kill aquatic insects and even certain fish species. Stroud Water Research Center announced this discovery in 2013 following a rigorous laboratory study designed to find out how toxic fracking wastewater was to different stream organisms.
This study became part of the scientific foundation on which the Delaware River Basin Commission based its recent prohibition on high-volume hydraulic fracking in the Delaware River Basin.
For more information on how fracking wastewater affects stream organisms, check out the Stroud Center’s report from the 2013 study. This report demonstrates the scientific rigor, intellectual integrity, and unbiased science at the Stroud Center that instills public trust in our research.
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