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Experts to study food safety of oilfield wastewater

RANCHO CORDOVA, Calif. — More farmers in drought-stricken California are using oilfield wastewater to irrigate, and a new panel on Tuesday began taking one of the state’s deepest looks yet at the safety of using the chemical-laced water on food crops. In the fourth year of California’s drought, at least five oilfields in the state are now passing along their ...

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Company puts used fracking fluid to other uses

MORGANTOWN, W.Va. — Deep-well injection of used fracking fluid raises concerns of environmental pollution and pressure-stimulated earthquakes. Just north of Fairmont, overlooking the east side of the Monongahela River and Bellview across the water, a small plant is busy providing an alternative. Since 2013, Fairmont Brine Processing has been cleaning up frack fluid and producing distilled water for re-use in ...

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Questions and answers about damaging oilfield wastewater

As U.S. oil and gas production increased this past decade, so, too, did spills of salty oilfield wastewater that can foul the land, kill wildlife and threaten freshwater supplies. An Associated Press analysis of 11 states found more than 180 million gallons of wastewater spilled from 2009 to 2014. Questions and answers about this damaging byproduct of energy production: WHAT ...

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6 Reasons to clean with ultrasonic power

Ultrasonic technology delivers a more thorough clean Ultrasonic technology possesses a quality their manual counterparts like water lack– the ability to bend. The bubbles generated through ultrasonic waves permeate an object’s every hard-to-reach nook and cranny and burst to loosen tough, built-up residue. One major refinery in Ponca City, Oklahoma includes a hydrofluoric (HF) alkalization unit, which can cake service ...

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Wastewater cleaning firm ‘ready for takeoff’

A company started from technology generated at Los Alamos National Laboratory is poised to take its machines that clean water around the world. The firm is called IX Power Clean Water and specializes in the design and manufacturing of portable and on-site machines for scrubbing and filtering the wastewater that is pulled from oil and gas wells. The innovation comes ...

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North Dakota House approves changes to pipeline oversight

BISMARCK, N.D. — North Dakota’s House has unanimously approved legislation to strengthen oversight of oil and saltwater pipelines. The House voted 93-0 Monday to send the measure to the state Senate. The legislation combines parts of four other bills that were incorporated into a single measure. The bill approved Monday mandates additional monitoring and safeguards such as flow meters and ...

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ND bill might require more monitoring on saltwater pipelines

BISMARCK, N.D. — Bipartisan legislation that would require additional monitoring and safeguards for North Dakota pipelines that carry briny oilfield wastewater has been amended to allow regulators to make the decision on an individual basis. No one spoke against the changes to the proposed legislation Thursday. The measure was filed in the wake of a recent 3-million gallon leak near ...

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EPA: 4M gallons pumped from North Dakota saltwater spill

More than 4 million gallons of a mixture of fresh water, brine and oil have been pumped from the area affected by the largest saltwater spill of North Dakota’s current energy boom, according to a report issued Monday by the Environmental Protection Agency. The report provides an overall assessment on the nearly 3 million-gallon spill of saltwater generated by oil ...

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ND Dems to file bill aimed at saltwater pipeline monitoring

BISMARCK, N.D. — Democrats have promised to file legislation that would mandate additional monitoring and safeguards for pipelines that carry briny oilfield wastewater. The pledge comes after a 3-million gallon leak near Williston in western North Dakota. It’s been called the largest saltwater spill of North Dakota’s current oil boom Democratic leaders in the House and Senate say their bill ...

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