U.S. fracking operations produced an estimated 280 billion gallons of waste-water in 2012.
Colorado water used for fracking was enough to meet the water needs of nearly 200,000 Denver households for a year.
Fracking natural gas wells in the U.S. created 450,000 tons of air pollution in 2012.
“The numbers on fracking add up to an environmental nightmare,” said Environment America’s John Rumpler.
“At health clinics, we’re seeing nearby residents experiencing nausea, headaches and other symptoms linked to fracking pollution,” said David Brown, a toxicologist who has reviewed health data from Pennsylvania. “With billions of gallons of toxic waste coming each year, we’re just seeing the ‘tip of the iceberg’ in terms of health risks.”
The preceeding from: “Fracking by the Numbers,” a new report from advocacy group Environment America,
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