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Hazardous contaminants found in conventional & unconventional wastewater

Scientists at Duke University have recently discovered high levels of ammonium and iodide in wastewater being discharged or spilled into freshwater streams and rivers from oil and gas worksites located in Pennsylvania and West Virginia. Ammonium and iodide can be potentially hazardous to the environment and human health.  The levels of contamination were equal to wastewater from conventional oil wells ...

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